Advances in Animal and Comparative Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080273419, 9781483146447

Advances in Animal and Comparative Physiology

1st Edition

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

Editors: G. Pethes V. L. Frenyó
eBook ISBN: 9781483146447
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 436
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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


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



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