Comparative Physiology and Evolution of the Autonomic Nervous System, the fourth volume in the Autonomic Nervous System series, is an up-to-date account of the comparative physiology and functional anatomy of the autonomic nervous system, with an emphasis on non-mammalian vertebrates. The book starts with an overview of the field and then discusses both 'classical' (adrenergic and cholinergic) non-adrenergic and non-cholinergic (NANC) types of neurotransmission. The account is then further developed by an examination of the autonomic nervous control of specific systems and organs. Readership: Researchers, working professionals, undergraduates and graduates working in neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, and hypertension.
Table of Contents
Comparative anatomy and evolution of the autonomic nervous system; comparative aspects of the biochemical identity of neurotransmitters of autonomic neurons; chromaffin systems; the gastrointestinal canal; glands; the circulatory system; the spleen; lungs and swimbladders; urino-genital organs; chomatophores; the iris.
Charlotte B. Nilsson (Author)