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The Changing Body

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  May/Jun 1997 - Geriatric Care
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Abstract:  This article discusses health issues for the elderly/geriatric population, covering considerations regarding patients and their families, anatomic and physiologic changes and changes in the way the body handles drugs. A sidebar presents a list of suggestions, adapted from an article by Salom IL, Davis K (Geriatrics 1995;50:37-44), for avoiding drug effects/interactions in geriatric patients.

Related Keywords: Fragility, Dependence, Elderly, Geriatric, Regeneration, Metabolism, Elimination

Related Categories: HRT

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