Changes in physiology with age

Bellingan, Michelle (2008) Changes in physiology with age. Australian Pharmacist, 27 (12). pp. 1004-1009.

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There have been significant increases in longevity over past centuries. In 2007, people aged 65 years and over made up 13% of Australia's population. This proportion is projected to increase to between 23% and 25% by 2056. Normal human ageing is associated with morphological and functional changes in nearly all organ systems. Since the incidence of polypharmacy and adverse drug outcomes increase with age, a knowledge of age-related physiological changes that may affect handling of and responses to drugs is essential for optimal drug therapy in the elderly.

Item ID: 5968
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0728-4632
Keywords: age-related changes; physiological changes
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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 23:27
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