Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

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9780195306637: Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Central autonomic circuits in the brain and spinal cord are essential to vertebrate life: they control all basic bodily functions, including blood pressure, body temperature regulation, digestion, and reproduction.

Edited by two experts in the field, Ida Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony Verberne, and extensively illustrated, the second edition of Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions presents the extraordinary advances that have been made over the last 20 years in the understanding of how the central nervous system controls autonomic functions.

Written in a clear and readable manner by an international collection of neuroscientists and physiologists, and nine chapters describe central autonomic circuits from the cerebral cortex to the periphery. Eight more chapters address specific bodily functions and their control by central autonomic circuits. Two additional chapters discuss cardio-respiratory integration and regulation of autonomic function by visceral and somatic afferents. All of the chapters are up-to-date and cover topics such as the central autonomic regulation of airways, gastrointestinal function, energy homeostasis, body temperature, and sexual function, reflecting the latest research.

One of the only texts to provide the whole story of how the brain controls basic bodily functions that are critical for life, Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers in neuroscience, anatomy, pharmacology and physiology as well as a valuable reference work for established workers in the field.

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Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith, PhD, is Associate Professor in Medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. She received her BA at Bryn Mawr College, and her PhD at the University of Sydney. She is best known for analyzing central nerve pathways that regulate the cardiovascular system using sophisticated light and electron microscopic techniques, many of which she developed herself. She is also Councilor of the American Physiology Society.

Anthony J. M. Verberne, PhD, is a Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne's Department of Medicine at Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and in 2005 was awarded a Doctor of Science. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology, the British Journal of Pharmacology and Brain Research Bulletin. His research has examined supramedullary circulatory control mechanisms, central cardiovascular reflex pathways as well as central control of pancreatic secretion and glucose homeostasis.

Review:


"The editors have assembled another superb group of autonomic neuroscientists akin to those who contributed to the first edition that was published 20 years ago. The text is written from the perspective of the contributing basic scientist in each of the fields covered. Indeed, while the text limits itself short of a full exploration of central autonomic control, a great deal is covered...For the topics that are covered, the text would be a very fine addition to the library of the basic autonomic neuroscientist. The autonomic clinician would find the lovely basic scientific reviews of centrally regulated autonomic function a complement to other texts that cover pathophysiologic." -- William T. Talman, MD, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Vice Chair for Basic Research in Neurology, Director-Laboratory of Neurobiology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Chief Neurology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, President - FASEB


"This is a timely publication with outstanding chapters by leading international scientists in the field. It is admirably comprehensive and will serve the neuroscience community for years to come. The figures are exceptionally good and enhance the high quality of the book. My congratulations to the Co-Editors and the authors of chapters for putting together such a valuable publication." -- Geoffrey Burnstock PhD DSc FAA FRCS(Hon) FRCP(Hon) FMedSci FRS, Autonomic Neuroscience Centre, University College Medical School, University College London, UK


"This book... brings us up to date after two decades of intensive studies that extend down to the cellular and molecular level, supplementing rather than supplanting the 1990 volume of the same title edited by Loewy and Spyer. Since then, the development of novel techniques has yielded a wealth of detail about anatomical, physiological and neurochemical interactions in the complex networks that project directly or indirectly to diverse autonomic outflows. However, as the impressive array of skilled researchers who are the authors of this volume make clear, many questions about the mechanisms regulating and integrating these pathways in the adult organism remain to be addressed, probably by the next generation of autonomic neuroscientists. Everyone interested in autonomic function needs to read this valuable reference." -- Elspeth McLachlan, DSc, FAA, Emeritus Professor, Autonomic Physiology Unit, School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ UK


"This is a good and necessary update of the first edition. It is an excellent resource for most medical school libraries with strong neuroscience departments and active research." -- Doody's


"Llewellyn-Smith and Verberne have organized a solid update to the original monograph with outstanding authors and objective treatment of major issues in the field. The references alone make this a valuable publication and it represents an excellent, single text students can use in their academic preparation." -- The Physiologist


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