The International Symposium on Recent Advances in Nitric Oxide Research was held in Sapporo, Japan, in September 1997. Researchers from Japan and the United States met to share their most recent findings on the controversial function of NO in the human body. The papers contained in this volume, which were presented at the Sapporo Symposium, focus on newly discovered mechanisms of NO production and NO toxicity. The book consits of four parts: NO and Cell Function, NO and Circulation, NO Production, and NO and Liver. Included are reports of NO research in a number of areas of medical science and practice-hypertension, tumor growth, critical care, hepatic surgery, geriatrics, and gynecology. Recent Advances in Nitric Oxide Research is a valuable recource for researchers and practitioners alike.