Tissue and Organ Regeneration in Adults / Edition 1

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Overview

Tissue engineering is the first discipline of bioengineering which explicitly integrates molecular biology with physics and chemistry. It emphasizes research in the synthesis of new tissues and organs in vivo and in vitro. The treatment is uniform and deliberately directed toward the different backgrounds of students from the physical and life sciences. The book also features an extensive bibliography, and extensive bodies of independent data on organ regeneration from the journal literature. In short, the generic organ-blind methodology described in this volume should be useful to most students and practitioners of tissue engineering.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387952147
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 8/9/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Irreversibility of Injury 1
2 Nonregenerative Tissues 26
3 Anatomically Well-Defined Defects 51
4 The Defect Closure Rule 63
5 Regeneration of Skin 93
6 Regeneration of a Peripheral Nerve 138
7 Irreducible Processes for Synthesis of Skin and Peripheral Nerves 186
8 The Antagonistic Relation Between Contraction and Regeneration 219
9 Kinetics and Mechanism I: Spontaneous Healing 244
10 Kinetics and Mechanism II: Induced Regeneration 278
App Method of Estimation of Critical Axon Elongation of an Arbitrary Tubulated Device Bridging Two Nerve Stumps 322
References 328
Index 367
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