Geriatric Anesthesia: A Practical Guide

Anatomical and Physiological Changes in Aging

Author(s): Magdy Takla*, Michele Mele and Tina Takla

Pp: 10-22 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815238877124010004

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The human body is a complex connection of various systems, each affected by the internal and external environment. Each system relies on the other and changes in one can result in variations in all other organ systems. As humans age, their physical appearance changes, but the aging process also occurs below the skin. Each organ system is impacted by time, and an individual’s lifestyle can greatly impact his/her organ system. Various anatomical and physiological alterations that occur to the major organ systems due to aging and are relevant to an anesthesiologist are discussed below.

Keywords: Aging, Elderly, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular system, Respiratory system, Renal system, Gastrointestinal and Endocrine, Musculoskeletal, Anesthetic management & techniques.

Related Journals
Related Books
© 2024 Bentham Science Publishers | Privacy Policy