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Allostasis, homeostasis and the costs of physiological adaptation

Author: Jay Schulkin
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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"This book, the first edited volume to focus on allostasis, orients the reader by addressing basic physiological regulatory systems and examining bodily regulation under duress. It integrates the basic concepts of physiological homeostasis with disorders such as depression, stress, anxiety, and addiction and will therefore appeal to graduate students, medical students, and researchers working in related  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Schulkin
ISBN: 0521811414 9780521811415
OCLC Number: 53331074
Description: xii, 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Jay Schulkin --
1. Principles of allostasis : optimal design, predictive regulation, pathophysiology, and rational therapeutics / Peter Sterling --
2. Protective and damaging effects of the mediators of stress and adaptation : allostasis and allostatic load / Bruce S. McEwen --
3. Merging of the homeostat theory with the concept of allostatic load / David S. Goldstein --
4. Operationalizing allostatic load / Burton Singer, Carol D. Ryff and Teresa Seeman --
5. Drug addiction and allostasis / George F. Koob and Michel Le Moal --
6. Adaptive fear, allostasis, and the pathology of anxiety and depression / Jeffrey B. Rosen and Jay Schulkin
Responsibility: edited by Jay Schulkin.
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First published in 2005, this book introduces the concept of allostasis and places it within the context of traditional homeostatic regulation.  Read more...

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