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Chapter 2 - Pathophysiology of Aging

An Overview of Specific Pathophysiological Changes in Elders

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 July 2020

Kim A. Collins
Affiliation:
LifePoint Inc, South Carolina
Roger W. Byard
Affiliation:
University of Adelaide
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Describing and understanding the pathophysiology of an elder is a challenging conceptual and technical task. It requires acknowledgment that there is not a universal and generic phenomenon of “aging” that applies across molecular, cellular, and functional organ systems as well as social and community constructs. Further, we must also be ready to question the dogma that old age causes death

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