Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

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This unique text relates the dramatic advances of modern neurobiology to our understanding of the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system, providing a clear view of the central neuronal components involved in autonomic control. The scope is wide, ranging from anatomical pathways and molecular pharmacology to the perceptual qualities of autonomic sensation and their potential in modifying behavior. Essential background information is reviewed and the most recent research discussed in a readable, informative manner. The text is richly illustrated. The first six chapters offer a comprehensive review of the system's anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology, emphasizing the organization and control of the autonomic preganglionic neurons and the complexity of central pathways. Later chapters review the autonomic control of cardiovascular, sexual, urinary, endocrine, and other functions. Written by an international group of distinguished scientists, this work is a valuable resource for clinicians, scientists, and graduate students in the fields of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience.
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  • Hardback
  • 186.4 x 263.1 x 30mm | 1,234.16g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195051068
  • 9780195051063