American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology: Comparative Physiology Section 13

American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology: Comparative Physiology Section 13

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This handbook of comparative physiology brings together for the first time in a single volume a review of the entire field at the advanced level appropriate for research scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. It begins with a chapter on adaptation and the evolution of of physiological characters. After that introduction, it is organized to provide a complete survey of comparative physiology for both vertebrates and invertebrates, with up-to-date chapters on each of the organ systems. The chapter authors have not only reviewed the relevant material, but have also placed it into an appropriate perspective for the reader. Following these chapters, the book addresses comparative physiological strategies for dealing many environmental problems such as exterme temperatures, extreme dryness, seasonal and diurnal cycles, and variations in salinity and osmolality of aqueous environments. Thus the book provides a comprehensive review of the differing physiological strategies employed by vertebrates and invertebrate species to deal with common more

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  • Hardback | 1856 pages
  • 233.7 x 353.1 x 91.4mm | 5,057.61g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 16 halftones, 484 line drawings, bibliography
  • 019507419X
  • 9780195074192

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Adaption and the Evolution of Physiological Characters; 2. Vertebrate Nervous Systems; 3. Vertebrate Locomotion; 4. Vertebrate Cardiovascular Systems; 5. Vertebrate Respiratory Gas Exchange; 6. Vertebrate Hemoglobins; 7. Vertebrate Gastrointestinal Systems; 8. Vertebrate Renal Systems; 9. Extrarenal Mechanisms in Hydromineral and Acid-Base Regulation in Aquatic Verte- brates; 10. Vertebrate Endocrinology; 11. Invertebrate Nervous Systems; 12. Invertebrate Locomotor Systems; 13. Invertebrate Circulatory Systems; 14. Invertebrate Respiratory Systems; 15. Invertebrate Blood Oxygen Carriers; 16. Nutrient Absorption in Invertebrates; 17. Mechanisms of Excretion and Ion Transport in Invertebrates; 18. Invertebrate Endocrinology; 19. Temperature Relationships: From Molecules to Biogeography; 20. Anhydrobiosis: Cellular Adaption to Extreme Dehydration; 21. Adaptions to Variations in Oxygen Tensions by Vertebrates and Invertebrates; 22. Variations in Salinity and/or Osmolarity; 23. Mechanical and Metabolic Design of the Muscular System; 24. Daily and Seasonal Rhythmsshow more