This book provides a detailed overview of the function of the nervous system in fever and its role in antipyresis. The book should enable graduate students and researchers in neuroscience and other disciplines to understand the impact of their studies in the overall processes of fever. Table of Contents Preface1. Fever – definition, usefulness, ubiquity2. Thermoregulation – an outline3. The nature of pyrogens, their origins and mode of release4. The loci of action of endogenous mediators of fever5. Beyond the loci of action of circulating pyrogens: mediators and mechanisms6. The role of the cerebral cortex, the limbic system, peripheral nervous system and spinal cord, and induced changes in intracranial pressure7. Antipyresis8. Febrile convulsions in children and a possible role for vasopressin9. A synthesis, predictions and speculation from my armchairAppendix 1: Anatomical considerationsReferencesIndex.
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Titolo: Fever and Antipyresis - The Role of the Nervous System
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 15x22 cm
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