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Avian Physiology

Author: P D Sturkie
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1976.
Series: Springer advanced texts in life sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Bibliographic data : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Gested as acting as transmitters at synapses within point show structural modifications and physiologic 3 the eNS. The evidence for their transmitter roles specialization. Generally this specialization takes the form of the release of some chemical substance, in the bird is reviewed on p. 21. the transmitter, from one neuron (termed the pre­ synaptic neuron) into the narrow cleft, the synaptic Propagation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P D Sturkie
ISBN: 9783642962745 3642962742 9783642962769 3642962769
OCLC Number: 840302209
Description: 1 online resource (XIII, 400 pages).
Contents: 1 Nervous System --
2 Sense Organs --
3 Blood: Physical Characteristics, Formed Elements, Hemoglobin, and Coagulation --
4 Heart and Circulation: Anatomy, Hemodynamics, Blood Pressure, Blood Flow, and Body Fluids --
5 Heart: Contraction, Conduction, Electrocardiography --
6 Respiration --
7 Regulation of Body Temperature --
8 Energy Metabolism --
9 Alimentary Canal: Anatomy, Prehension, Deglutition, Feeding, Drinking, Passage of Ingesta, and Motility --
10 Secretion of Gastric and Pancreatic Juice, pH of Tract, Digestion in Alimentary Canal, Liver and Bile, and Absorption --
11 Carbohydrate Metabolism --
12 Protein Metabolism --
13 Lipid Metabolism --
14 Kidneys, Extrarenal salt Excretion, and Urine --
15 Hypophysis --
16 Reproduction in the Female and Egg Formation --
17 Reproduction in the Male, Fertilization, and early Embryonic Development --
18 Thyroids --
19 Parathyroids, Ultimobranchial Bodies, and the Pineal --
20 Adrenals --
21 Pancreas.
Series Title: Springer advanced texts in life sciences.
Other Titles: With Contributions by Numerous Experts
Responsibility: edited by P.D. Sturkie.

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Gested as acting as transmitters at synapses within point show structural modifications and physiologic 3 the eNS. The evidence for their transmitter roles specialization. Generally this specialization takes the form of the release of some chemical substance, in the bird is reviewed on p. 21. the transmitter, from one neuron (termed the pre­ synaptic neuron) into the narrow cleft, the synaptic Propagation of Excitation in Neurons gap, between apposed neurons. The postsynaptic membrane exhibits chemosensitivity and responds The axons of motor nerves and the dendrites of to the released transmitter in a characteristic way. sensory nerves are very long and may conduct exci­ The ability of one neuron to release transmitter tation over a meter or more. Neurons, and also and that of the other neuron to respond to it deter­ muscle cells, concentrate potassium within them­ mines the direction of the excitation's passage selves and exclude sodium. The tendency for potas­ across the synapse and the designation of one sium to leave the cell down its concentration gra­ membrane as "presynaptic" and the other as "post­ dient is matched by the concentrating ability of the synaptic. " In the periphery, where neuron apposes sodium pump which also pumps potassium. Be­ skeletal muscle, specialized regions of the mem­ cause the cell membrane is permeable to potassium, brane, such as the "endplate," have sometimes de­ a diffusion potential arises from the unequal con­ veloped. In smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and centrations of potassium at either side.

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