Thermoregulation : pathology, pharmacology, and therapy /

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Imprint:New York : Pergamon Press, c1991.
Description:xxiv, 664 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Series:International encyclopedia of pharmacology and therapeutics section 132
Subject:Body temperature -- Regulation
Body temperature -- Effect of drugs on
Body temperature.
Body temperature -- Effect of drugs on.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Sch�nbaum, E. (Eduard), 1923-
Lomax, Peter, 1928-
ISBN:0080368530 (alk. paper) : $69.00 (est.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Encyclopedic in its approach to the pathology, pharmacology, and therapy of thermoregulation in homeothermic animals, this book was prepared by 29 contributors. Approximately half the book discusses aspects of hyperthermia, specifically, its induction from various causes and its control and use for treatment of infection and cancer. Another fourth of the book discusses hypothermia, its causes, uses, and problems of accidental induction. The final quarter of the volume presents specific pharmacological aspects of thermoregulation. The table of contents is detailed, and there is a 15-page index. The variability in writing style associated with a multiauthored publication is also reflected in the variability in the currentness of material presented. Each chapter has a reference list, usually several pages long; regrettably, except for one or two chapters, the reference material is dated. Other books have covered similar material with essentially the same time frame for experimental data cited e.g., the two-volume set, Heat Transfer in Medicine and Biology ed. by Avraham Shitzer and Robert Eberhart (1985). Appropriate for graduate and professional collections. -H. M. Frankel, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus

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