Circadian Physiology, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Oct 21, 2005 - Science - 688 pages
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While the first edition of the critically acclaimed and highly popular Circadian Physiologyoffered a concise but rigorous review of basic and applied research on circadian rhythms, this newest edition provides educators with the primary textbook they need to support a course on this cutting-edge topic. Maintaining the same accessible multidisciplinary approach of the original, this volume provides a thorough grounding in a broad range of topics, while offering instructors many unique advantages.

This impressive handbook provides the foundation, along with the supplementary material, and all the implementation details necessary to run a cutting-edge class on an exceptionally timely and intriguing topic.

This edition of Circadian Physiologynot only updates the material covered in the original, but it also expands its length and scope, presenting many new findings, such as the discovery of new retinal photoreceptors, the identification of several non-hypothalamic circadian pacemakers, and the elucidation of genomic and proteomic mechanisms of biological timing. Three times the length of the original, this volume includes approximately 730 figures and 5,000 bibliographic references, making it a true handbook of circadian physiology.

 

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Contents

Early Research on Circadian Rhythms
3
12 20th Century
8
13 Current Trends
13
14 Ethics of Animal Research
19
Summary
24
Suggestions for Further Reading
25
Web Sites to Explore
26
Research Methods in Physiology
33
Literature Cited
368
A Homeostasis and Circadian Rhythmicity
387
102 Sleep Feeding and Energy Expenditure
404
Summary
414
Exercises
415
Suggestions for Further Reading
417
Receptors
447
112 Photic Receptors
449

22 Research of Populations and Organisms
40
23 Research on Organs Cells and Molecules
45
24 Research on the Environment
52
Summary
57
Suggestions for Further Reading
60
Analysis of Circadian Rhythmicity
69
32 Mean Level Amplitude and Phase
73
33 Period Waveform and Robustness
80
34 Statistical Significance
87
Summary
96
Exercises
97
Suggestions for Further Reading
99
Ultradian and Infradian Rhythms
105
42 Ultradian Rhythms
110
43 Infradian Rhythms
114
44 ANnual Rhythms
123
Summary
133
Suggestions for Further Reading
136
Literature Cited
137
Daily and Orcadian Rhythms
153
52 Behavioral Rhythms
158
53 Autonomic Rhythms
170
Summary
183
Suggestions for Further Reading
187
Endogenous Mechanisms
217
62 Inheritance Mechanisms
228
63 Single or Multiple Oscillators
233
Summary
239
Suggestions for Further Reading
240
Web Sites to Explore
241
Photic Environmental Mechanisms
255
72 Photic Parameters
277
73 Synthesis and Models
284
Summary
291
Suggestions for Further Reading
294
Nonphotic Environmental Mechanisms
303
82 A Separate FoodEntrainable Pacemaker
312
Summary
316
Suggestions for Further Reading
318
Integration of Mechanisms
327
92 Ecology and Evolution
335
93 Lifetime Changes
350
Summary
365
Exercises
366
Suggestions for Further Reading
367
113 Nonphotic Receptors
456
Summary
461
Exercises
462
Suggestions for Further Reading
463
Pacemakers
473
122 Cellular Processes
479
123 Molecular Processes
485
124 Other Pacemakers
492
Summary
499
Exercises
500
Suggestions for Further Reading
501
Afference and Efference
517
132 Efferent Pathways
529
Summary
538
Exercises
539
Suggestions for Further Reading
541
Optimal Timing on Earth and in Space
555
142 Space Exploration
562
Summary
565
Exercises
566
Suggestions for Further Reading
567
Jet Lag and Shift Work
571
152 The ShiftWork Malaise
578
Summary
582
Exercises
583
Web Sites to Explore
584
Human Medicine
589
162 Sleep Disorders
594
163 Depression
599
Summary
607
Exercises
608
Web Sites to Explore
609
Pet Selection and Veterinary Medicine
617
172 Veterinary Medicine
619
Summary
623
Suggestions for Further Reading
625
Web Sites to Explore
626
Dictionary of Circadian Physiology
631
English Dictionary
633
Language Equivalency
643
Units of Measurement
645
Organisms Used
649
Index
661
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Roberto Refinetti is a professional editor, formerly a faculty member at the College of William & Mary and a research biopsychologist with a research program funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and has published over 100 articles in professional journals. He has been involved in discussions of academic issues since the mid-1980s.

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