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Comparative Physiology and Evolution of the Autonomic Nervous System

By Charlotte B. Nilsson Copyright 1994
    394 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    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.

    Series Preface—Historical and Conceptual Perspective of the Autonomic Nervous System Book Series


    List of Contributors

    Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of the Autonomic Nervous System

    Ian Gibbins

    Comparative Aspects on the Biochemical Identity of Neurotransmitters of Autonomic Neurons

    Susanne Holmgren and Jörgen Jensen

    Chromaffin System

    Robert M. Santer

    The Gastrointestinal Canal

    Jörgen Jensen and Susanne Holmgren


    Ann-Catherine Jönsson

    The Circulatory System

    Judy L. Morris and Stefan Nilsson

    The Spleen

    Stefan Nilsson

    Lungs and Swimbladders

    Graeme Campbell and John R. McLean

    Urinogential Organs

    Kazumasa Uematsu


    David J. Grove

    The Iris

    Stefan Nilsson


    Biosystematic Index


    Charlotte B. Nilsson (Author)