Cilia, Ciliated Epithelium, and Ciliary Activity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080096230, 9781483156576

Cilia, Ciliated Epithelium, and Ciliary Activity

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Modern Trends in Physiological Sciences

Authors: José A. Rivera
Editors: P. Alexander Z. M. Bacq
eBook ISBN: 9781483156576
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1962
Page Count: 180
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Cilia, Ciliated Epithelium, and Ciliary Activity reviews the state of knowledge of the activity of cilia and of the role these structures play in maintaining the normal physiology of the body, especially in the respiratory and genital systems. It relates the diversity of manifestations shown by cilia and ciliated epithelium in health and disease, and the effect of the physicochemical agents studied which influence the life and death of these structures.
The volume is organized into five sections. Section A provides a general discussion on the history of studies on the ciliated epithelium; the distribution and morphology of cilia; development, regeneration and transformation of ciliated cells; and culture of cilia and ciliated epithelium. Section B deals with ciliary activity while Section C examines the effects of physical and chemical agents on cilia. Section D takes up the function of cilia. Section E contains a list of references of the literature on these topics from the historical beginning of studies in the field to the time of writing.
This volume is intended to be a ready-made reference source for workers in the fields of biological sciences and medicine.

Table of Contents


Section A. General Considerations

Chapter I. Introduction

Chapter II. Historical

Chapter III. Distribution and Morphology of Cilia

Chapter IV. Development, Regeneration and Transformation of Ciliated Cells

Chapter V. The Biochemistry of Ciliated Epithelium

Chapter VI. In vitro Culture of Cilia

Chapter VII. Cilia in Reproduction

Section B. Ciliary Activity

Chapter VIII. 1. Methods of Recording 2. Velocity and Frequency

Chapter IX. Ciliary Currents

Chapter X. Work Done by Cilia

Chapter XI. Electron Microscopy

Section C. Effects of Physical and Chemical Agents Upon Cilia

Chapter XII. Changes in Temperature

Chapter XIII. Moisture Effects

Chapter XIV. Air Currents

Chapter XV. Effects of Irradiation and Electricity

Chapter XVI. Changes in Ionic Concentration

Chapter XVII. Air Ions

Chapter XVIII. Anesthetics and Other Drugs

Section D. Function of Cilia

Chapter XIX. Cilia in Disease

Chapter XX. Cilia as a Major Body Defense

Section E. Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index


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