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Mary Harwell Sayler, "The Encyclopedia of Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders"
Facts on File | 2005 | ISBN: 0816054479 | 389 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB
Yet another addition to the Facts On File Library of Health and Living series, this volume addresses the important and frequently neglected musculoskeletal system--the 206 bones and 600-plus muscles in the human body that define our size, shape, strength, and physical mobility.
The encyclopedia explores and explains why, by midlife, the body visibly complains of overuse and abuse through its aches, pains, stiffness, muscle weakness, and other symptoms of aging. Approximately 500 entries relating to muscle and skeletal disorders, arranged alphabetically, are presented in clear, concise fashion. Although greater emphasis appears to be placed on topics affecting the aging population, subjects do run the full gamut from Birth defects to Hip replacement surgery and Osteoarthritis. Cleft lip and palate, Growth hormones, Huntington's disease, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Massage therapy, Pressure points , and Scoliosis are just a sampling of the topics covered. In some cases, generally following longer entries, a few bibliographic references are listed. In appendixes, tables identify the bones, muscles, and bursas; tendons; and joints. Readers will also find advice on finding quality health care and locating credible information on the Internet and contact information for appropriate medical organizations.
The Encyclopedia of the Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders is a valuable addition to popular medical collections. It is rare to find a single source for the general public that encompasses the entire realm of the musculoskeletal system. Ann Cohen
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 70 million Americans suffer from arthritis or chronic joint pain and an estimated 20 million seek chiropractic help each year in search of relief from muscle pain or realignment of their skeleton. In an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format, "The Encyclopedia of Muscle and Skeletal Systems and Disorders" provides more than 500 concise entries covering all aspects of muscle and bone in the human body. Complete, comprehensive coverage includes anatomy, metabolic processes, injuries, diseases and disorders, treatments, medicines, nutrition, current research, and much more.
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