Handbook of the Autonomic Nervous System in Health and Disease

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CRC Press, Oct 29, 2002 - Medical - 696 pages
Examines the role of the ANS in the maintenance and control of bodily homeostasis, as well as in the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and treatment of disorders such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, asthma, arrhythmia, diabetes, ischemia, myocardial infarction, urinary retention, and depression.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Structural and Chemical Organization of the Autonomic Neuroeffector System
1
Chapter 2 Immune Function and Regulation of the Autonomic Nervous System
55
Chapter 3 Organ Specificity of Autonomic Nervous System Responses
135
Chapter 4 Plasticity in the Autonomic Nervous System
167
Chapter 5 The Adrenal Medulla
185
Chapter 6 Autonomic Nervous SystemLeptin Interactions
225
Chapter 7 The Autonomic Nervous System and Thermoregulation
247
Chapter 8 Phylogenesis of the Autonomic Nervous System from Fish to Mammals
277
Chapter 14 Autonomic Control of the Airways
439
Chapter 15 The Parasympathetic Nervous System in the Pathophysiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
463
Chapter 16 The Autonomic Nervous System in the Normal Control and Pathophysiology of the ExocrineEndocrine Pancreas
505
Chapter 17 Diabetes and the Autonomic Nervous System
537
Chapter 18 Sympathetic Innervation of the Kidney in Health and Disease
561
Chapter 19 Nerve Control of Bladder Function
589
Chapter 20 Sleep Regulation and the Autonomic Nervous System
635
Chapter 21 Major Depression and the Autonomic Nervous System
655

Chapter 9 Clinical Studies of the Sympathetic Nervous System
295
Chapter 10 Autonomic Regulation and Dysregulation of the Heart
323
Chapter 11 Cardiovascular Autonomic Dysregulation
363
Chapter 12 Uremic Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy
403
Chapter 13 The Function of the Autonomic Nervous System in Hypertension
425
Index
669
About the Editor
677
Back Cover
678
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