Advances in Animal and Comparative Physiology

Advances in Animal and Comparative Physiology

Advances in Physiological Sciences: Proceedings of The 28Th International Congress of Physiological Sciences Budapest 1980

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: G. Pethes, V. L. Frenyó
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146447

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Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 20: Advances in Animal and Comparative Physiology covers the proceedings of the symposia of the 28th International Congress of Physiology. The book discusses several studies that tackle issues about the advances in animal and comparative study. The text is comprised of 61 chapters in which Chapter 4 and the succeeding chapters are grouped into eight parts based on the topic of the studies. The opening chapter explains sensory modalities beyond human perception, while Chapter 2 discusses trends in the physiology of domesticated animals. Chapter 3 reviews muscles in living animals, which is followed by topics grouped into parts. The first part deals with fetal homeostasis, while the second part discusses control of corpora lutea function of ruminant and non-ruminant domesticated animals. The third part deals with the comparative physiology of lactation in farm animals, while the fourth part tackles digestion in non-ruminant herbivorous animals. Parts 5 and 6 cover topic on diving, which includes metabolism, physiology, and control. The seventh part discusses phylogenesis of hormones and hormone receptors, and the last part covers neuromuscular transmission in invertebrates. Researchers whose line of work concerns the physiological properties of animals will find this book as a great source of related literatures.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    New Windows on the World: Sensory Modalities Beyond Human Perception

    Recent Trends in the Physiology of Domesticated Animals

    Running Machines: Muscles in Living Animals

    Fetal Homeostasis

    The Role of the Kidney in Ovine Foetal Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis

    Aspects of the Regulation of Fetal Growth

    Maturation of the Fetal Lung

    Fetal Homeostasis

    Metabolic Effects of Glucose, Fructose and Insulin Application in Pig Fetuses

    Insulin Release in the Chronically Catheterized Sow and Fetus

    Regulation of Amniotic Fluid Composition in Sheep

    General Discussion

    Control of Corpora Lutea Function of Ruminant and Non-ruminant Domesticated Animals

    Control of Corpora Lutea Function of Ruminant and non-ruminant Domesticated Animals

    Local Utero-ovarian Relationships

    Regulation of Corpus Luteum Steroidogenesis

    Release of Prostaglandin F2α during the Bovine Estrous Cycle

    Endogenous and Exogenous Manipulation of the Corpus Luteum of the Mare

    Oestrus Control and Early Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Swamp Buffalo: Comparison of Enzyme Immunoassay and Radio-Immunoassay for Plasma Progesterone

    Steroid Concentrating Mechanism in the Sow's Ovarian Vascular Pedicle

    Venous-Arterial Counter Current Exchange of Testosterone, Estradiol and Progesterone in Sow's Ovarian Vascular Pedicle

    Concluding Remarks on Control of Corpora Lutea Function of Ruminant and non-ruminant Domesticated Animals

    Comparative Physiology of Lactation in Farm Animals

    Comparative Physiology of Lactation in Farm Animals: Introduction

    The Hormonal Control of Lactation

    In Vitro Studies of the Functional Differentiation of Mammary Gland

    Secretory Activity of the Cow's Udder after Injection of Atropine

    Effects of Biotechnical Measures on Milk Ejection and Lactation

    The PRL, E2, T, Progesterone, Corticoids and T3 Estimations in Sow's Plasma During Lactation and some Days after Weaning

    Cumulation of Catecholamines in the Mammary Gland and their Participation in the Control of Milk Ejection

    Interaction of Neurohypophysial and Adrenal Catecholamines and Oxytocin Hormones in the Ewe during the Milk-Ejection Reflex

    Radio-immunological Determination of Oxytocin in Connection with Milk Removal

    The Receptive Function of Ruminants' Udder

    Concluding Remarks on Comparative Physiology of Lactation in Farm Animals

    Digestion in Non-ruminant Herbivorous Animals

    Recent Advances on Rabbit Digestive Tract Physiology

    The Course of Protein Digestion and Amino Acid Absorption in Pigs

    Protein Digestibility in the Mono-gastric Animals

    Some Methodological Aspects for Determination of the True Digestibility of Amino Acids in Pigs

    Concluding Remarks on Digestion in non-ruminant Herbivorous Animals

    Diving I: Metabolism, Physiology and Control

    The Diving Mammal: A Microcosm in a "Cool Curving World"

    Regional Blood Flow during Simulated Diving of the Conscious Antarctic Weddell Seal

    Cardiac Adaptations in Diving Seals

    Fetal Cardiovascular and Metabolic Responses to Simulated Diving in Weddell Seals

    The Diving Response: Some Possible Clinical Implications

    Concluding Remarks on Diving I: Metabolism, Physiology and Control

    Diving II: Metabolism, Physiology and Control

    The Diving Response

    Cellular Thermogenesis and Marine Mammals

    Circulatory Adaptation to Diving in Amphibious Fish

    The Control of the Cardiovascular Adjustments to Diving in Birds and Mammals

    Phylogenesis of Hormones and Hormone Receptors

    Hormones and evolution: Introduction

    Gonadal Steroids: Their Species-Specificities and Biogenesis

    Phylogeny of Sterol Biosynthesizing Systems

    Phylogeny of Hormone Receptors

    Phylogenetic Aspects of the Renin-Angiotensin System

    Concluding Remarks on Phylogenesis of Hormones and Hormone Receptors

    Neuromuscular Transmission in Invertebrates

    Introductory Remarks: Amino Acid Transmitters in the Neuromuscular Junction of Invertebrates

    Postsynaptic Receptors and Channels at the Crayfish Neuromuscular Junction

    Factors Affecting the Operation of Glutamate Induced Channels in Locust Muscle Fibers

    Glutamate Activated Channels in Locust Muscle

    Neural Control of Gastropod Buccal, Visceral and Cardiac Smooth Muscle

    Cellular Studies of Identified Neurons Producing Presynaptic Facilitation in Aplysia

    Antagonistic Effect of the Benzodiazepine Flurazepam on some GABA-Receptors in Aplysia

    Development and Epileptogenic Agents Modulate an Identified Electrical Synapse

    The Organization of Variable Neuronal Networks in the Regulation of Related Functions in Gastropoda

    The Action of FMRF-Amide and Proctolin on Helix, Hirudo, Limulus and Periplaneta Neurones

    Potential Sites for Learning in the Gastropod


Product details

  • No. of pages: 436
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146447

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G. Pethes

V. L. Frenyó

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