Read, write, and speak medical terms in no time with Leonards Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition. Ideal for one-semester courses and self-study, this clear, concise text covers disorders, diagnosis, and treatment with a strong focus on anatomy for an integrated discussion of each body system. Small bits of information are presented then immediately tested for comprehension using a combination of programmed and traditional review questions. With new case studies, terms, and photos, plus help from the companion Evolve site, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology provides you with simple tools for good communication in the health care environment. Brief explanations and a focus on basic word-building skills make this text perfect for shorter, one- or two-credit medical terminology courses or self-study. Moderate anatomy and physiology coverage offers just the right amount of anatomical information to support the terminology presented. Programmed learning improves your comprehension by offering immediate feedback. Review exercises integrated throughout lesson material enable you to test your knowledge and retention of material more frequently for quick reinforcement. Medical reports with review exercises allow you to study terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting - and practice using terms in real-life situations. Quick Tips located throughout the text provide fun facts and memory aids . Student Evolve resources include games; activities; flash cards; animations, pharmacology, CAM, and genetics appendices; audio terms, and mobile quizzes and flash cards that offer additional opportunities to quickly gauge strong and weak areas in a fun, interactive environment. NEW! 14 additional case studies with exercises let you practice medical terminology in context. NEW! Elseviers Adaptive Learning (EAL) updated to accompany the text and provide an engaging, interactive learning experience that transforms textbook information into lasting knowledge. NEW and UPDATED! Terms, definitions, and procedures keep you up-to-date with healthcare advances. NEW! Photos and drawings illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly and consistently throughout the text.
The book examines the role of credit rating agencies (CRAs) in the subprime mortgage crisis. The CRAs are blamed for awarding risky securities 3-A investment grade status and then failing to downgrade them quickly enough when circumstances changed, which led to investors suffering substantial losses. The causes identified by the regulators for the gatekeeper failure were conflicts of interest (as the issuers of these securities pay for the ratings); lack of competition (as the Big Three CRAs have dominated the market share); and lack of regulation for CRAs. The book examines how the regulators, both in the US and EU, have sought to address these problems by introducing soft law self-regulation in accordance with the International Organisation of Securities Commissions Code and hard law statutory regulation, such as that found in the Reform Act and Dodd-Frank Act in the US and similar provisions in the EU. The highly topical book examines these provisions in detail by using a doctrinal black-letter law method to assess the success of the regulators in redressing the problems identified. It also examines the US case law regulation relating to the legal liability of CRAs. The book examines whether the regulations introduced have had a deterrent effect on the actions of CRAs, whether investors are compensated for their losses, and how the regulators have dealt with the issues of conflicts of interest and an anti-competitive environment. Should liability be introduced for CRAs through changes in the law so as to compel them to issue reliable ratings and solve the current problems? The book seeks to simplify the complex issues involved and is backed by concrete evidence; as such, it will appeal to both the well-informed and the lay general public who are interested in learning more about the role of CRAs in the sub-prime mortgage crisis and regulators attempts to remedy the situation. Novice readers can familiarise themselves with the legal and financial terminology used by referring to the glossary at the end of the book.
Overview of Industrial Process Automation, Second Edition, introduces the basics of philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices of modern automation systems through the presentation of updated examples, illustrations, case studies, and images. This updated edition adds new developments in the automation domain, and its reorganization of chapters and appendixes provides better continuity and seamless knowledge transfer. Manufacturing and chemical engineers involved in factory and process automation, and students studying industrial automation will find this book to be a great, comprehensive resource for further explanation and study. Presents a ready made reference that introduces all aspects of automation technology in a single place with day-to-day examples Provides a basic platform for the understanding of industry literature on automation products, systems, and solutions Contains a guided tour of the subject without the requirement of any previous knowledge on automation Includes new topics, such as factory and process automation, IT/OT Integration, ISA 95, Industry 4.0, IoT, etc., along with safety systems in process plants and machines Dr. Sharma is an industrial automation professional by education, qualification, and practice. He worked in the automation industry for over 33 years (25 years in ABB India) followed by academic institutions promoting automation education and training. He has totally dedicated himself to teach/train people in industry and academic institutions in current philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices in automation. He has several articles to his credit in automation education and training in automation magazines.
Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding financial risk and regulation Foundations of Financial Risk details the various risks, regulations, and supervisory requirements institutions face in todays economic and regulatory environment. Written by the experts at the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), this book represents an update to GARPs original publication, Foundations of Banking Risk . Youll learn the terminology and basic concepts surrounding global financial risk and regulation, and develop an understanding of the methods used to measure and manage market, credit, and operational risk. Coverage includes traded market risk and regulation, treasury risk and regulation, and much more, including brand new coverage of risk management for insurance companies. Clear explanations, focused discussion, and comprehensive relevancy make this book an ideal resource for an introduction to risk management. The textbook provides an understanding of risk management methodologies, governance structures for risk management in financial institutions and the regulatory requirements dictated by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. It provides thorough coverage of the issues surrounding financial risk, giving you a solid knowledgebase and a practical, applicable understanding. Understand risk measurement and management Learn how minimum capital requirements are regulated Explore all aspects of financial institution regulation and disclosure Master the terminology of global risk and regulation Financial institutions and supervisors around the world are increasingly recognizing how vital sound risk management practices are to both individual firms and the capital markets system as a whole. Savvy professionals recognize the need for authoritative and comprehensive training, and Foundations of Financial Risk delivers with expert-led education for those new to risk management.
This book provides a quantitative overview of corporate risk management for both financial and non-financial organisations. It systematically explores a range of important risks, including interest rate risk, equity risk, commodity price risk, credit risk management, counterparty risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, market risk, derivative credit risk and country risk. Chapters also provide comprehensive and accessible analysis of risk-related phenomena and the corporate strategies employed to minimise the impacts of risk in each case. Chapters begin with an explanation of basic concepts and terminology, before going on to present quantitative examples and qualitative discussion sections. The author leverages his lifetimes experience of working in risk management to offer this clear and empirical guide for scholars and practitioners researching financial stability. Francisco Javier Población García is a Principal Financial Stability Expert at the European Central Bank. He holds a masters degree in economics and finance and a PhD in banking and finance. He has previously worked at Oliver Wyman and Repsol YPF, and was a Bank Inspector at Banco de España, before joining the European Central Bank. He has also had significant experience in teaching university level courses in risk management.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Art - Photography and Film, grade: 1st, University of Westminster, language: English, abstract: Within this essay I will underline and explore the notion of terrorists as the the contemporary other; furthermore I will elaborate on what is meant by this terminology. The question I will be discussing is how the West has represented the contemporary other through photography, and inquiring into the effects this has had on the way we shape, see and understand fundamentalists and, by implication, Islam. I will question how this has strengthened, or even given credit to, stereotypes that demonise the Islamic Faith. Using John Taggs theory of the double movement to display how photography can reinforce preconceptions and help to reinforce stereotypes. Furthermore, I will explore the ways in which multiple platforms have represented Islamist organisations, and what impact this may have had on the way in which we perceive those who follow Islamic beliefs, stating how this may be linked to increases in Islamophobia within the West.
Master the content from your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy , 3rd Edition , this workbook helps you understand and apply material with case studies, labeling exercises, helpful guidelines, and more. It includes 32 removable flashcards for quick, convenient review and study, and prepares you for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) with its case-based focus. A logical organization allows you to focus on those areas in which you need more practice, with units on: (1) labeling, (2) terminology, (3) tooth structure, and (4) case-based application. Detailed case studies include radiographs, clinical photos, profiles, complaints, health histories, intraoral examination data, and multiple-choice questions, promoting critical thinking and providing preparation for board examinations. Labeling exercises provide unlabeled images from the textbook to allow you to identify the different structures. 32 detachable flashcards help you master tooth morphology and tooth numbering. Clear line drawings of the permanent anterior and posterior teeth include the five views of the tooth (labial, lingual, mesial, distal, and incisal) on the front and a tooth description on the back. Guidelines for Tooth Drawing include detailed instructions, tips, and dimensions for drawing each permanent tooth. Infection Control for Extracted Teeth presents guidelines in an easy-to-follow numbered list, providing the proper procedures for the collection and inspection of extracted teeth. Occlusal Evaluation shows how to perform an occlusal evaluation using the necessary equipment and steps. Glossary exercises include crossword puzzles and word searches for practice and review of key terminology. Three-hole-punched and perforated pages are easy to fit into a binder, and pages can be removed and turned into instructors for assignments or extra credit. New case studies are added, and clinical and radiographic photographs and questions are expanded on existing cases, helping you prepare for the case-based focus of the NBDHE. Expanded labeling (structure identification) exercises include additional developmental, microbiological, and anatomical structures for more practice in correctly identifying various parts or structures.
A frank and hilarious guide to every man´s mind-numbing nemesis: Shopping. Guys, spent one too many Saturdays marooned at the mall? Rejuvenate your manhood with the Shopping Survival Guide for Men. This indispensable sanity-saver exposes the hidden history and insidious psychology of shopping. Hint: it´s crazy. Plus, this book cool-headedly guides you through the treacherous, credit card-melting mazes of: Shoes: ´´If you´ve ever been in the shoe section of any major department store, you now know what the gross national product of Belgium would look like if it consisted of footwear, which, for all I know about Belgium, it does.´´ Makeup: ´´Egyptians used cochineal bugs to make red dye for their lips, and I don´t even care what ´cochineal´ means because the word ´bugs´ is after it.´´ Prom Dress Shopping: ´´Like most men, all you know about prom dresses is that they are more expensive than a good set of tires.´´ Fashion Terminology: ´´Puckered Bodice: A banned professional wrestling move involving a lemon, a folding chair, and a car battery.´´ Shopping History: ´´1687: Isaac Newton develops the law of universal gravity after his wife´s shoe rack collapses on him.´´ Don´t get dragged to the mall without it! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037356de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book describes the mechanisms of nutrient taken up by plants at the biochemical and molecular level. This is a new concept developed over the past 30 years, primarily due to use of modern technology developed in biotechnological research, instrumentation, modern computation facilities, bioinformatics, the large volumes of information generated by use of various omics and of course the dedicated hard work of a large number of researchers. Recent research indicates that nutrient uptake, its transport and redistribution in plants are under genetic control. There are groups of genes for each nutrient that encode transporter proteins whose functions are to acquire the specific nutrient from the soil and transport it across the plasma membrane of the root hair cells for use in plant metabolism. Deficiency or sufficiency of a plant nutrient induces different groups of genes to produce m-RNA transcripts for translation of transporter proteins. A large number of metabolic enzymes are up or down regulated in response to deficiency of plant nutrients. Morphological and metabolic adaptations in order to better acquire nutrients and use them frugally when nutrients are scarce in the growth medium can be observed in plants. Heavy metals, which are toxic to plants, induce different sets of defence mechanisms. In 20 chapters, the book describes plants uptake mechanisms for all the major, secondary and micronutrients, beneficial elements and heavy metals. References to research work quoted in the text are updated up to 2014 and included at the end of each chapter. Biotechnological approaches to improving nutrient use efficiency are discussed wherever such information is available. The structure and functions of transporter proteins involved in the uptake of nutrients are discussed. Additional information on some of the specific topics is provided in text boxes or as separate sections within the chapters. Lastly, the terminology used has been explained as far as possible in the text, mostly within parentheses. Dr. Gyanendra Nath Mitra, Honorary Professor in The Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India was formerly Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science and Biochemistry. His academic qualifications include M.Sc (Chemistry), Associate I.A.R.I (Soil science & Agricultural Chemistry) and Ph. D (Biochemistry). Dr. Mitra has offered courses and carried out research in diverse fields with about 100 peer reviewed publications to his credit. Post superannuation he has authored three books. The book Regulation of Nutrient Uptake by Plants-A Biochemical and Molecular approach is a result of his intense effort in a span of 10 years to study thousands of research publications on the subject as they get published and use them to write different sections of 20 chapters of the Book. He has delivered a number of lectures at the Faculty level and in various seminars and symposia and published articles in journals to attract attention of the research workers and students to get informed on the topic. The author hopes that wide circulation of the book would spur more research on the subject and help in developing crop varieties with superior nutrient use efficiency and beneficial quality parameters.