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The Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System presents, in a readable and accessible format, key information about how the autonomic nervous system controls the body, particularly in response to stress. This primer represents the largest collection of world-wide autonomic nervous system authorities ever to contribute to a single treatise. It is especially suitable for students, scientists and physicians who wish to find, in a single location, the key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and ...
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The Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System presents, in a readable and accessible format, key information about how the autonomic nervous system controls the body, particularly in response to stress. This primer represents the largest collection of world-wide autonomic nervous system authorities ever to contribute to a single treatise. It is especially suitable for students, scientists and physicians who wish to find, in a single location, the key information about all aspects of autonomic physiology and pathology. This primer provides up-to-date knowledge about basic and clinical autonomic neuroscience in a format designed to make learning easy and fun.

Audience: Researchers, clinical practitioners, medical and graduate students in neuroscience and neurology.

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Reviewer: Manuel Dujovny, MD (Wayne State University School of Medicine)
Description: This book is an update of the autonomic nervous system.
Purpose: The purpose is to present to neuroscientists a review of the autonomic nervous system.
Audience: The audience includes neuroscientists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, internists, and pharmacists.
Features: This book contains an excellent review of the autonomic nervous system. The references are appropriate and pertinent.
Assessment: This book is an excellent review of the autonomic nervous system. This book represents a great effort on the part of the American Autonomic Society to educate students and scientists on the autonomic nervous system.
Manuel Dujovny
This book is an update of the autonomic nervous system. "The purpose is to present to neuroscientists a review of the autonomic nervous system. "The audience includes neuroscientists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, internists, and pharmacists. "This book contains an excellent review of the autonomic nervous system. The references are appropriate and pertinent. "This book is an excellent review of the autonomic nervous system. This book represents a great effort on the part of the American Autonomic Society to educate students and scientists on the autonomic nervous system.
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This canon of autonomic neuroscience includes a lot of information for its size. The 68 articles are divided into 13 chapters covering anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, clinical evaluation of autonomic function, environmental and physical stresses, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders, paroxymal autonomic syncopes, catecholamine disorders, central autonomic disorders, peripheral autonomic disorders, orthostatic intolerance syndrome, and management of autonomic disorders. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125897600
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 6/10/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 7.13 (w) x 10.31 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Development of the autonomic nervous system
2 Mechanisms of differentiation of autonomic neurons
3 Milestones in autonomic research
4 Central autonomic control
5 Peripheral autonomic nervous system
6 The autonomic neuroeffector junction
7 Autonomic neuromuscular transmission
8 Dopaminergic neurotransmission
9 Dopamine receptors
10 Noradrenergic neurotransmission
11 [alpha][subscript 1]-adrenergic receptors
12 [alpha][subscript 2]-adrenergic receptors
13 [beta]-adrenergic receptors
14 Purinergic neurotransmission
15 Adenosine receptors and autonomic regulation
16 Acetylcholine and muscarinic receptors
17 Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors : structure and functional properties
18 Acetylcholinesterase and its inhibitors
19 Amino acid neurotransmission
20 Peptidergic neurotransmission
21 Leptin Signaling in the central nervous system
22 Nitrergic neurotransmission
23 Serotonin receptors and neurotransmission
24 Antidepressant-sensitive norepinephrine transporters : structure and regulation
25 Cardiac and other visceral afferents
26 Skeletal muscle afferents
27 Entrainment of sympathetic rhythms
28 Sexual function
29 Gastrointestinal function
30 Regulation of metabolism
31 The sweat gland
32 Temperature regulation
33 Autonomic control of airways
34 Autonomic control of cardiac function
35 Neurogenic control of blood vessels
36 Cerebral circulation : autonomic influences
37 High-pressure and low-pressure baroreflexes
38 Venoarteriolar reflex
39 The cardioinhibitory vasodepressor reflex
40 Autonomic control of the kidney
41 Autonomic control of the pupil
42 Intraocular pressure and autonomic dysfunction
43 Angiotensin II/autonomic interactions
44 Autonomic effects of anesthesia
45 Peripheral dopamine systems
46 Dopamine mechanisms in the kidney
47 Exercise and the autonomic nervous system
48 Effects of high altitude
49 Hypothermia
50 Psychological stress and the autonomic nervous system
51 Aging and the autonomic nervous system
52 Mind-body interactions
53 Oxidative processes
54 [alpha]-synuclein and neurodegeneration
55 Experimental autoimmune autonomic neuropathy
56 Clinical assessment of autonomic failure
57 Evaluation of the patient with syncope
58 Evaluation of the patient with orthostatic intolerance
59 Sympathetic microneurography
60 Assessment of the autonomic control of the cardiovascular system by frequency domain approach
61 Assessment of sudomotor function
62 Biochemical assessment of sympathoadrenal activity
63 Hypertension and sympathetic nervous system activity
64 The autonomic nervous system and sudden cardiac death
65 Congestive heart failure
66 Neurally mediated syncope
67 Syncope in the athlete
68 The autonomic storm
69 Pheochromocytoma
70 Chemodectoma and the familial paraganglioma syndrome
71 Baroreflex failure
72 Deficiencies of tetrahydrobiopterin, tyrosin hydroxylase, and aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase
73 Dopamine [beta]-hydroxylase deficiency
74 Menkes disease
75 Norepinephrine transporter dysfunction
76 Monoamine oxidase deficiency
77 Parkinson's disease
78 Multiple system atrophy
79 Dementia with lewy bodies
80 Central disorders of autonomic function
81 Autonomic disturbances in spinal cord injuries
82 Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
83 Pure autonomic failure
84 Familial Dysautonomia
85 Hereditary autonomic neuropathies
86 Amyloidotic autonomic failure
87 Autoimmune autonomic neuropathy
88 Diabetic autonomic dysfunction
89 Guillain-Barre syndrome
90 Chagas' disease
91 Drug-induced autonomic dysfunction
92 Neuropathic postural tachycardia syndrome
93 Hyperadrenergic postural tachycardia syndrome
94 Hypovolemia syndrome
95 Disorders of sweating
96 Male erectile dysfunction
97 Sleep-disordered breathing and autonomic failure
98 Hypoadrenocorticism
99 Mastocytosis
100 Cocaine overdose
101 Sympathetic nervous system and pain
102 Baroreflex functioning in monogenic hypertension
103 Carcinoid tumors
104 Chronic fatigue and the autonomic nervous system
105 Paraneoplastic autonomic dysfunction
106 Panic disorder
107 Hypoglycemic associated autonomic dysfunction
108 Surgical sympathectomy
109 Physical measures
110 Treatment of orthostatic hypotension : nutritional measures
111 Fludrocortisone
112 Midodrine and other sympathomimetics
113 Dihydroxyphenylserine
114 Adrenergic agonists and antagonists in autonomic failure
115 Erythropoietin in autonomic failure
116 Bionic Baroreflex
117 Acupuncture
118 Autonomic disorders in animals
119 Transgenic strategies in autonomic research
120 Mouse homologous recombination models
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