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Sexual Dimorphism in Humans

Hiroshi Moriyama

Showa University


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Except for the genital systems, human organs in both sexes share basically the same structure. However, some organs present sex differences in morphology or pathophysiology, and others in their cellular composition. Much remains to be studied about the sexual dimorphism of human organs, and such research will contribute to new treatment strategies for sex-specific diseases. Regarding morbidity rates, some diseases show significant sex differences, while others do not, or the situation may be unclear. There has been little research on this topic, and therefore not only reports of significant sex differences in morbidity rate but also reports of no or little sex difference can contribute to the prevention and clinical treatment of diseases. In this book, sexual dimorphism, no sexual dimorphism, and minor sexual dimorphism of human organs and the corresponding morbidity rates of diseases are discussed. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the progress in new sex-specific medicine.

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Date completed: November 6th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 27th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 26th 2020

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Review results due: April 15th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 14th 2020

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Hiroshi Moriyama

Showa University

Dr. Moriyama is a Professor of Department of Anatomy, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo Japan. He is also a Visiting Lecturer, Tokyo Medical University and Nippon Dental University. He received his DDS degree from Matsumoto Dental University and his PhD degree from Showa University School of Medicine. He was part of the Attending Staff in Anesthesiology from 1986 to 1990 at Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital and Matsumoto Dental University Hospital. He has been studying clinical anatomy since 1991. He has served on the Councilor of the Japanese Association of Anatomists and Japan Society of Facial Nerve Research. His research interests include morphometry of peripheral nerves and muscles, and the development, aging process, sex difference, and asymmetry of human organs.

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