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Adrenaline

Author: Brian B Hoffman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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Famous as the catalyst of the fight or flight response, adrenaline has also received forensic attention as a perfect, untraceable poison, and rumors persist of its power to revive the dead. True to the spirit of its topic, this book is a stimulating journey that reveals the truth behind adrenaline's scientific importance and popular appeal. Inducing highs of excitement, anger, and terror, adrenaline fuels the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffman, Brian B.
Adrenaline.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013
(OCoLC)836870540
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian B Hoffman
ISBN: 9780674050884 0674050886
OCLC Number: 808769550
Description: 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Goldilocks principle --
Ruled by glands --
A country doctors remarkable discovery --
Finding a needle in a haystack --
Adrenaline zips from bench to bedside --
Mind the gap --
How adrenaline stimulates cells --
Lock and key --
New drugs from old molecules --
Adrenaline junkies.
Responsibility: Brian B. Hoffman.

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Famous as the catalyst of the fight or flight response, adrenaline has also received forensic attention as a perfect, untraceable poison--and rumors persist of its power to revive the dead. True to  Read more...

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Hoffman brings to life many of the characters that feature in the discovery of adrenaline and the development of related drugs from pioneering scientists to the numerous individuals who would have Read more...

 
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