Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions by Arthur D. Loewy, K. Michael Spyer

By Arthur D. Loewy, K. Michael Spyer

This certain textual content relates the dramatic advances of recent neurobiology to our realizing of the constitution and serve as of the autonomic frightened process, offering a transparent view of the primary neuronal parts all for autonomic keep watch over. The scope is vast, starting from anatomical pathways and molecular pharmacology to the perceptual characteristics of autonomic sensation and their power in enhancing habit. crucial history details is reviewed and the newest study mentioned in a readable, informative demeanour. The textual content is richly illustrated. the 1st six chapters supply a complete evaluate of the system's anatomy, body structure, and pharmacology, emphasizing the association and keep watch over of the autonomic preganglionic neurons and the complexity of relevant pathways. Later chapters evaluation the autonomic keep an eye on of cardiovascular, sexual, urinary, endocrine, and different services. Written by way of a world crew of unusual scientists, this paintings is a worthy source for clinicians, scientists, and graduate scholars within the fields of anatomy, body structure, pharmacology, and neuroscience.

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