By David Bainbridge

ISBN-10: 1468312944

ISBN-13: 9781468312942

Anatomy professor David Bainbridge applies the technological know-how of evolutionary biology and psychology to examine women's our bodies in our ancestral earlier, our self-image-obsessed current, and our surgically improved future.

Few issues are as tantalizing as a woman’s curves…and but, people are the single mammals in the world whose women have curvy our bodies. Why? And what does this certain physique form suggest for us? In Curvology, researcher David Bainbridge makes use of his clinical knowledge to unravel this anatomical secret and to discover the social and mental outcomes of our cultural fixation with curves and fat.

Bainbridge brings thorough and clear-headed medical examine to this subject, in addition to an admirable realizing of the real-life ramifications of the interesting data and provocative experiences he cites. mixing evolutionary biology, cultural commentary, and state-of-the-art psychology, Bainbridge seriously synthesize the technological know-how and heritage of women’s physique form, from historic homonids to the age of the selfie, supplying insights into how women’s our bodies grew to become items of fascination and elevating wisdom approximately what this scrutiny does to our brains.

Packed with debatable and compelling findings that force us to consider the importance of our curves and what they suggest for destiny generations, Curvology deals not only a compelling number of proof and experiences, yet an perpetually interesting tackle evolution and its effects.

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Predisposing factors Conditions or situations that make an individual more susceptible to disease: they include age, sex, heredity and environmental factors. Premalignant This refers to clinical conditions that increase the risk of the patient developing a malignant tumor. Prevalence The prevalence of a disease refers to the proportion of people in a population affected at a specific time. Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) Clinical conditions that result from a genetic defect leading to a failure of one or more components of the immune system (see also secondary immunodeficiencies).

Neoplastic diseases are characterized by the uncontrolled and abnormal growth of cells. These cells form benign or malignant tumors (Chapter 17). Malignant neoplasms are a major cause of death in many developed countries. Moreover, their incidence is increasing as people live longer. W^dad\nd[Y^hZVhZ EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DISEASE Traumatic diseases are caused by physical injury and include mechanical trauma, extremes of heat or cold, electrical shock and radiation. Apart from the obvious problems caused by extensive damage to tissues, traumatic diseases may render an individual more prone to infection by compromizing the immune system (Chapter 4).

Virilism The development in females of inappropriate male characteristics, for example hirsutism, increased muscle mass, deepening of the voice and male psychological characteristics. Virulence factors Features of pathogens that allow them to cause infectious diseases. Vitamers A term applied to a group of closely related compounds that all posses the activity of the named vitamin. Vomiting or emesis The forced expulsion of food from the stomach (and sometimes duodenum) through the esophagus and mouth.

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