Brain Control of Responses to Trauma

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 15, 1994 - Medical - 342 pages
It is becoming increasingly clear that the brain has an important role in the control and integration of the responses to injury and infection. This is the first volume to look in depth at the way the brain responds to trauma and subsequently integrates and influences behavioral, metabolic, neurohumoral, cardiovascular, and immune functions. It is well established that some of these responses, such as fever and neuroendocrine changes are directly influenced by the central nervous system. These, and other more recent advances, provide new insights into this area and provide a basis for more effective understanding and clinical management of trauma patients. The authors, all international authorities in their fields, discuss established and recent data from experimental and clinical studies and consider the implications of these findings for the treatment of the trauma patient. This book will serve as an excellent reference for professionals who deal with trauma or who work in accident and emergency medicine, neuroscience, neuroimmunology and physiology.
 

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Contents

Contributors page
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Contributors
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control of responses to trauma Roderick A Little
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Neurohormonal control of cytokines during injury Istvan
32
Brain regions involved in modulation of immune responses
108
Psychological and neurobiological consequences of trauma
123
Central nervous system control of sickness behavior Stephen
152
Psychological and behavioural aspects of pain Holger Ursin
183
Central control of cardiovascular responses to injury Emrys
202
Neuroendocrine responses to physical trauma Frank
239
Central control of metabolic and thermoregulatory responses
260
Central control of pain Robert W Clarke
295
The final word Nancy J Rothwell
332
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