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Temperature Regulation in Laboratory Rodents - Christopher J. Gordon

Temperature Regulation in Laboratory Rodents

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Published: 27th August 1993
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With the use of extensive data tables and figures, this book explains the key facets of rodent thermal physiology including neurological control, metabolism, thermoregulatory effectors, core and brain temperature, circadian rhythm, development and aging temperature acclimation, gender and intraspecies variation, and there is a novel chapter on the effect of trauma, toxic chemicals and other factors.

"This volume is one of the rare reference books that becomes useful the day it arrives in your lab...The more than 700 references for this volume are well selected and a valuable resource by themselves. Thermoregulation is a highly integrated and holistic area of physiology. Consequently, it is an 'orphan' branch of life sciences, and the relevant literature is scattered far and wide across time and among disciplines. The references reflect a scholarly search of the literature based on a career-long interest in thermal physiology. Another key ingredient for a useful reference volume is the index. Here again this book excels in providing a comprehensive index of key terms to direct readers to ideas that are often spread throughout the book...[W]ell illustrated with carefully selected and informative graphs and charts." Stephen C. Wood, The Physiologist

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction to temperature regulation
Neurology of temperature regulation
Metabolism
Thermoregulatory effector responses
Body temperature
Growth, reproduction, development and ageing
Temperature acclimation
Gender and intraspecies differences
Thermoregulation during chemical toxicity, physical trauma, and other adverse environmental conditions
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521414265
ISBN-10: 0521414261
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 27th August 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61