Medical Primatology: History, Biological Foundations and Applications

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CRC Press, Mar 14, 2002 - Medical - 392 pages
Due to the high degree of biological similarity between primates and humans, monkeys and apes have been used successfully in medical research for many decades.

Medical Primatology: History, Biological Foundations and Applications provides a comprehensive summary linking the use of monkeys and apes in biomedical research to their kinship with humans. The book begins by discussing the history of this research, and then focuses on the biological foundations upon which medical primatology has been built. Primate taxonomy and evolution are reviewed, using not only traditional sources of data, but also recent experimental evidence from molecular biology, genetics, and biomedicine that indicates the need to place higher simians in the family of man.

Condensing a broad range of scientific literature into one volume, this will be a useful reference for specialists in the biological sciences and medicine, as well as researchers involved in biological, anthropological, biomedical, clinical, and pharmacological research on primates.
 

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Contents

History of Medical Primatology
12
PART II
57
PART III
167
Biological foundations and applications of medical
173
Brain nervous system and behavior from the perspective of medical primatology
181
Blood and factors of immunity
211
similarity and models
219
Dentition and models of dental diseases
229
Hormones and endocrine studies with primates
237
Other models and opportunities for research with primates
258
Primates in pharmacological research
279
Afterword by the author
292
Index
361
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