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Essay heading: The Aging Process
 
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Waste products can collect in the brain tissue as nerve cells break down, causing abnormal structures called plaques and tangles to form. As nerves break down, they can affect the senses. This might have reduced or lost reflexes, awareness of pain, touch, temperature, joint position and vibration sense, leading to problems with movement and safety...
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Some slight slowing of thought, memory, and thinking seems to be a normal part of aging. The endocrine system has three major hormones, namely sex hormones, thyroid hormone and insulin. The thyroid gland shows structural changes, decrease in volume and increase in connective tissue, but the serum levels of thyroid hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone remain constant into later life...
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