Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Physiological Adaptation

Allostasis, Homeostasis, and the Costs of Physiological Adaptation

by Jay Schulkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521811414

ISBN-13: 9780521811415

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, the first edited volume to focus on allostasis, orients the reader by addressing basic physiological regulatory systems and examining bodily regulation under duress. It integrates the basic concepts of physiological homeostasis with disorders such as depression, stress, anxiety, and addiction and will therefore appeal to graduate students, medical students,…  See more details below

Overview

This book, the first edited volume to focus on allostasis, orients the reader by addressing basic physiological regulatory systems and examining bodily regulation under duress. It integrates the basic concepts of physiological homeostasis with disorders such as depression, stress, anxiety, and addiction and will therefore appeal to graduate students, medical students, and researchers working in related areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521811415
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Principles of allostasis : optimal design, predictive regulation, pathophysiology, and rational therapeutics17
2Protective and damaging effects of the mediators of stress and adaptation : allostasis and allostatic load65
3Merging of the homeostat theory with the concept of allostatic load99
4Operationalizing allostatic load113
5Drug addiction and allostasis150
6Adaptive fear, allostasis, and the pathology of anxiety and depression164
7A chronobiological perspective on allostasis and its application to shift work228
8Allostatic load and life cycles : implications for neuroendocrine control mechanisms302
Commentary : viability as opposed to stability : an evolutionary perspective on physiological regulation343

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