Physiology and Pathology of Adaptation Mechanisms

Physiology and Pathology of Adaptation Mechanisms

Neural – Neuroendocrine – Humoral

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: Eörs Bajusz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185989

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Physiology and Pathology of Adaptation Mechanisms: Neural – Neuroendocrine – Humoral is a collection of papers that covers various aspects of the vital physiologic mechanisms involved in adaptive reactions. The title first covers the development of regulatory processes, and then proceeds to tackling the regulatory and adaptive functions of the pituitary-adrenocortical system. Next, the selection deals with the regulation of adaptive hormones, along with topics about adaptation to environmental temperature variation. The text also deals with the neural, neuroendocrine, and hormonal regulatory and adaptation mechanisms. The book will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners of biology and medicine. Other evolutionary scientists will also benefit from the text.

Table of Contents

  • The Contributors


    Part I. Development of Regulatory Processes

    1. Interrelationships Between the Fetal and Maternal Hypophyseal-Adrenal Axes in Rats and Mice

    2. Responsiveness of the Pituitary-Adrenocortical System During Embryonic and Early Postnatal Periods of Life

    3. Development of Metabolic Processes and Their Adaptations During Postnatal Life

    4. Environmental Factors Influencing Mammalian Growth

    Part II. The Pituitary-Adrenocortical System, its Regulation and Adaptive Functions

    5. The Pituitary-Adrenocortical System, Its Regulation and Adaptive Functions

    6. Influence of Limbic System and Related Structures on the Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

    7. Determinants of Individual Differences in the Steroid Response to Stress

    8. Adaptation Reaction to Ionizing Radiation

    9. Mediated and Direct Effects of ACTH and Corticosteroids in Stress

    10. Difference in Emotional Behavior and in Function of the Endocrine System in Genetically-Different Strains of Albino Rats

    Part III. Regulation of 'Adaptive Hormones' Other Than ACTH

    11. Storage and Release of Neurohypophysial Hormones with Special Reference to the Fine Structure of the Vertebrate Posterior Pituitary

    12. The Secretion of Neurohypophysial Hormones in Mammals and Man

    13. Hypothalamic Influence on Pituitary Thyrotrophic Function

    14. Studies on Gonadotrophin Release During Stressful Situations and the Role of the Central Nervous System

    15. Neural Factors in Lactation

    Part IV. Adaptation to Environmental Temperature Variations

    16. Catecholamines, Corticosteroids and Thyroid Hormones in Nonshivering Thermogenesis under Different Environmental Conditions

    17. Physiological Adjustment to Cold

    18. Interrelationships of Low Environmental Temperatures on the Actions of Drugs

    19. Neural Mechanism of Thermal Regulation under Normal Living Conditions

    Part V. Neural, Neuroendocrine and Humoral Regulatory and Adaptation Mechanisms; Some Selected Examples

    20. The Nature of Adaptive Reactions and Their Initiation

    21. The Receptor Hypothesis of Gene Action

    22. Neuro-Hormonal Control of Feeding Behavior

    23. Neurohormonal Factors in the Development of Sleep

    24. The Role of the Pineal Gland in Environmental Adaptation

    25. The Cerebrospinal Fluid as Possible Transmitter Medium

    26. Role of Hypoglycemic State in Immune Responses


    Other Titles in the Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 598
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185989

About the Author

Eörs Bajusz

About the Editors

P. Alexander

Z. M. Bacq

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