Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions, Second Edition

Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions, Second Edition

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Central autonomic circuits in the brain and spinal cord are essential to vertebrate life: they control all basic bodily functions, including blood pressure, body temperature regulation, digestion, and reproduction. Edited by two experts in the field, Ida Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony Verberne, and extensively illustrated, the second edition of Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions presents the extraordinary advances that have been made over the last 20 years in the understanding of how the central nervous system controls autonomic functions. Written in a clear and readable manner by an international collection of neuroscientists and physiologists, and nine chapters describe central autonomic circuits from the cerebral cortex to the periphery. Eight more chapters address specific bodily functions and their control by central autonomic circuits. Two additional chapters discuss cardio-respiratory integration and regulation of autonomic function by visceral and somatic afferents. All of the chapters are up-to-date and cover topics such as the central autonomic regulation of airways, gastrointestinal function, energy homeostasis, body temperature, and sexual function, reflecting the latest research. One of the only texts to provide the whole story of how the brain controls basic bodily functions that are critical for life, Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers in neuroscience, anatomy, pharmacology and physiology as well as a valuable reference work for established workers in the field.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 186 x 256 x 28mm | 961.61g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 200 black and white illustrations
  • 0195306635
  • 9780195306637
  • 1,460,085

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The editors have assembled another superb group of autonomic neuroscientists akin to those who contributed to the first edition that was published 20 years ago. The text is written from the perspective of the contributing basic scientist in each of the fields covered. Indeed, while the text limits itself short of a full exploration of central autonomic control, a great deal is covered...For the topics that are covered, the text would be a very fine addition to the library of the basic autonomic neuroscientist. The autonomic clinician would find the lovely basic scientific reviews of centrally regulated autonomic function a complement to other texts that cover pathophysiologic. * William T. Talman, MD, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Vice Chair for Basic REsearch in Neurology, Director-Laboratory of Neurobiology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Chief Neurology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, President - FASEB *show more

About Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith

Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith, PhD, is Associate Professor in Medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. She received her BA at Bryn Mawr College, and her PhD at the University of Sydney. She is best known for analyzing central nerve pathways that regulate the cardiovascular system using sophisticated light and electron microscopic techniques, many of which she developed herself. She is also Councilor of the American Physiology Society. Anthony J. M. Verberne, PhD, is a Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne's Department of Medicine at Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and in 2005 was awarded a Doctor of Science. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology, the British Journal of Pharmacology and Brain Research Bulletin.show more

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