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Main Title Exploring the biological contributions to human health : does sex matter? /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wizemann, Theresa M.
Pardue, Mary Lou.
CORP Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Understanding the Biology of Sex and Gender Differences.
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 46873005
ISBN 0309072816; 9780309072816
Subjects Sex differences ; Sex factors in disease ; MEDICAL--Evidence-Based Medicine ; HEALTH & FITNESS--Diseases--General ; MEDICAL--Diseases ; MEDICAL--Internal Medicine ; MEDICAL--Clinical Medicine ; Sekseverschillen ; Fysiologische aspecten ; Sex Factors--https://idnlmnihgov/mesh/D012737 ; Sex Characteristics--https://idnlmnihgov/mesh/D012727 ; Molecular Biology--https://idnlmnihgov/mesh/D008967 ; Health--https://idnlmnihgov/mesh/D006262 ; Research Design--standards--https://idnlmnihgov/mesh/D012107Q000592
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National Academies Press
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QP81.5.I56 2001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/07/2003
Collation xx, 267 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (185-228) and index.
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Every cell has a sex -- 3. Sex begins in the womb -- 4. Sex affects behavior and perception -- 5. Sex affects health -- 6. The Future of research on biological sex differences: challenges and opportunities. From behaviour to cognition to metabolism to response to chemicals and infectious organisms, this book explores the health impact of sex (being male or female, according to reproductive organs and chromosomes) and gender (one's sense of self as male or female in society).