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Circadian physiology

Author: Roberto Refinetti
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats

Highlights the basic processes and research findings in circadian biology and describes how this knowledge applies to the prevention of jet lag and the malaise associated with shift work, the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Refinetti
ISBN: 0849322332 9780849322334
OCLC Number: 875670770
Description: xvii, 667 p. ; 29 cm
Contents: Every chapter includes these sections: Summary, Exercises, Suggestions for Further Reading, Web Sites to Explore, and Literature Cited PART I History and Methods Early Research on Circadian Rhythms: Remote Past; 20th Century; Current Trends; Ethics of Animal Research. Research Methods in Circadian Physiology: The Scientific Method; Research on Populations and Organisms; Research on Organs, Cells, and Molecules; Research on the Environment. Analysis of Circadian Rhythmicity: Data Analysis; Mean Level, Amplitude, and Phase; Period, Waveform, and Robustness; Statistical Significance . PART II Phenomenology Ultradian and Infradian Rhythms: Environmental Rhythms; Ultradian Rhythms; Infradian Rhythms; Annual Rhythms Daily and Circadian Rhythms: Environmental and Populational Rhythms; Behavioral Rhythms; Autonomic Rhythms. PART III Mechanisms Endogenous Mechanisms: Endogenous Rhythmicity; Inheritance Mechanisms; Single or Multiple Oscillators. Photic Environmental Mechanisms: Nonparametric Theory of Entrainment; Photic Parameters; Synthesis and Models. Nonphotic Environmental Mechanisms: Nonphotic Entrainment; A Separate Food-Entrainable Pacemaker. Integration of Mechanisms: Internal Order; Ecology and Evolution; Lifetime Changes. Homeostasis and Circadian Rhythmicity: Temperature Regulation; Sleep, Feeding, and Energy Expenditure PART IV PHYSICAL SUBSTRATES Receptors: Sensory Input; Photic Receptors; Nonphotic Receptors. Pacemakers: The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus; Cellular Processes; Molecular Processes; Other Pacemakers. Afference and Efference PART V Applications Optimal Timing on Earth and in Space: Best Time for Sports and Intellectual Activities; Space Exploration. Jet Lag and Shift Work Human Medicine: Chronotherapeutics; Sleep Disorders; Depression. Pet Selection and Veterinary Medicine Dictionary of Circadian Physiology: English Dictionary; Language Equivalency; Units of Measurement Organisms Used Index
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