Physiology, Environment, and Man: Based on a Symposium Conducted by the National Academy of Sciences–National Research Council, August, 1966

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Douglas H. K. Lee, David Minard
Elsevier, Sep 11, 2013 - Medical - 256 pages
Physiology, Environment, and Man is based on a symposium conducted by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, August 1966. While one might expect a textbook to present its field in organized and comprehensive fashion, a symposium necessarily follows more of an illustrative pattern, according to the personal interests or even idiosyncrasies of the participants. It is interesting to note that, in spite of these limitations, the presentations did in fact cover the range of physiological concerns with environmental effects, from the genetic to the temporal, and from the molecular to the holistic.
The book opens with a discussion of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council’s broad-based critical study of the physiological underpinning of current concepts of biological responses to toxic chemicals and physical stresses. Subsequent chapters deal with topics such as the metabolic fate of common environmental agents; growth and trophic factors in carcinogenesis; environmental factors in aging and mortality; adaptation to heat and cold; and the definition of an optimum environment.
 

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Contents

Physiological Characterization of Health Hazards in Mans Environment
1
Chapter 2 Flow of Environmental Agents in Reaching Their Site of Action
6
Chapter 3 The Metabolic Fate of Common Environmental Agents
15
Chapter 4 Accumulation of Environmental Agents or Their Effects in the Body
16
Chapter 5 Interaction of Environmental Agents and Drugs
28
Chapter 6 Difficulties in Extrapolating the Results of Toxicity Studies in Laboratory Animals to Man
36
Chapter 7 Some Prospects in Toxicology
44
Chapter 8 Effects of Environmental Agents at the Genome Level
49
Chapter 15 Human Genetic Adaptation
101
Chapter 16 Adaptive Cycles
103
Chapter 17 Environmental Factors in Aging and Mortality
105
Chapter 18 Ecologic and Ethnic Adaptations
149
Chapter 19 Ecological Implications of Individuality in the Context of the Concept of Adaptive Strategy
155
Chapter 20 CrossAdaptation
158
Chapter 21 Comments on CrossAdaptation
170
Chapter 22 Adaptation to Heat and Cold
177

Chapter 9 Effects of Environmental Agents at the Level of EnzymeForming Systems
51
Chapter 10 Effects of Environmental Agents at the Enzyme Levels Air Pollutants
59
Chapter 11 Growth and Trophic Factors in Carcinogenesis
61
Chapter 12 The Mechanism of Some Structural Alterations of the Lung Caused by Environmental Stresses
78
Chapter 13 Mechanism of Bronchial Response to Inhalants
80
Chapter 14 Principles and General Concepts of Adaptation
88
Chapter 23 Cardiac Disease in the Context of the Future Environment
206
Chapter 24 Adaptation and Environmental Control
212
Chapter 25 Review and Comment on Waste Management and Contror A Report to the Federal Council for Science and Technology
214
Chapter 26 How Is an Optimum Environment Defined?
216
Index
229
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