Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Hardcover | May 1, 2011

EditorIda J. Llewellyn-Smith, Anthony J. M. Verberne

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Central autonomic circuits in the brain and spinal cord are essential to vertebrate life: they control all basic bodily functions, including blood pressure, body temperature regulation, digestion, and reproduction.Edited by two experts in the field, Ida Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony J. M. Verberne, and extensively illustrated, the second edition of Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions presents the extraordinary advances that have been made over the last 20 years in the understanding of how our centralnervous system controls autonomic functions. Written in a clear and readable manner by an international collection of neuroscientists and physiologists, the first nine chapters describe central autonomic circuits from the cerebral cortex to the periphery. Eight more chapters address specific bodily functions and their control by centralautonomic circuits. Two additional chapters discuss cardio-respiratory integration and regulation of autonomic function by visceral and somatic afferents. All of the chapters are up-to-date and cover topics such as the central autonomic regulation of airways, gastrointestinal function, energyhomeostasis, body temperature, and sexual function, reflecting the latest research.One of the only texts to provide the whole story of how the brain controls basic bodily functions that are critical for life, Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers in neuroscience, anatomy, pharmacology and physiology as well as avaluable reference work for established workers in the field.

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Central autonomic circuits in the brain and spinal cord are essential to vertebrate life: they control all basic bodily functions, including blood pressure, body temperature regulation, digestion, and reproduction.Edited by two experts in the field, Ida Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony J. M. Verberne, and extensively illustrated, the second...

Ida Llewellyn-Smith, PhD, is Associate Professor in Medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. She received her BA at Bryn Mawr College, and her PhD at the University of Sydney. She is best known for analyzing central nerve pathways that regulate the cardiovascular system using sophisticated light and electron microscopic...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony J.M. Verberne: Preface1. J. Patrick Card and Alan F. Sved: Central Autonomic Pathways2. Michael C. Andresen and Julian F. R. Paton: The Nucleus of the Solitary Tract: Processing Information from Viscerosensory Afferents3. Roger A. L. Dampney: The Hypothalamus and Autonomic Regulation: An Overview4. Javier E. Stern: Autonomic and Neuroendocrine Roles of the Paraventricular Nucleus5. Ann M. Schreihofer and Alan F. Sved: The Ventrolateral Medulla and Sympathetic Regulation of Arterial Pressure6. Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith: Sympathetic Preganglionic Neurons7. David Jordan: Parasympathetic Preganglionic Neurons8. Susan A. Deuchars: Spinal Interneurons in the Control of Autonomic Function9. John C. Longhurst: Regulation of Autonomic Function by Visceral and Somatic Afferents10. Patrice G. Guyenet: Cardiorespiratory Integration11. Anthony J. M. Verberne: Modulation of Autonomic Function by the Cerebral Cortex12. Pascal L. Carrive: Central Circulatory Control: Psychological Stress and the Defense Reaction13. Brendan J. Canning: Central Autonomic Regulation of the Airways14. Pamela J. Hornby and Paul R. Wade: Central Control of Gastrointestinal Function15. R. Alberto Travagli and Kirsteen N. Browning: Central Autonomic Control of the Pancreas16. Alistair V. Ferguson: Circumventricular Organs: Critical Autonomic Control Centers at the Blood Brain Interface17. Barry E. Levin and Alison M. Strack: Central Autonomic Control of Energy Homeostasis18. Shaun F. Morrison and William W. Blessing: Central Nervous System Regulation of Body Temperature19. William C. de Groat: Autonomic Regulation of the Urinary Bladder and Urethra20. Lesley Marson: Autonomic Regulation of Sexual Function