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Thirst : Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature - Barbara J. Rolls


Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature

Paperback Published: 17th May 1982
ISBN: 9780521297189
Number Of Pages: 212

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Thirst is a subjective sensation, triggered by a lack of water and accompanied by the desire to drink. As a powerful and compelling sensation, it is perhaps only exceeded by the hunger for air and by pain, and is central to any concern with the overall mechanisms of homeostasis. Drinking is essential to the survival of most terrestrial vertebrates, and provides a useful model system with which to analyse the control of a complex type of behaviour. Furthermore, drinking requires integrated behavioural responses to physiological stimuli and environmental demands, and therefore offers a good example for the analysis of the biological mechanisms underlying behaviour. First published in 1982, this book describes the control of thirst and water intake, and the physiology and psychology of drinking. Although this book is intended primarily for students of psychology, physiology and medicine, it should be of interest to all those concerned with the scientific study of thirst and with the physiological and neural bases of behaviour.

Fundamentals of fluid intake and output
The origins of thirst
The initiation of drinking
The maintenance of drinking
The termination of drinking
The neural control of drinking
Pharmacology of drinking
Problems of thirst and fluid balance
The control of normal drinking
Future directions
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ISBN: 9780521297189
ISBN-10: 0521297184
Series: Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 17th May 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.27