Physiology and Pharmacology of Biological Rhythms by Peter H. RedfernPhysiology and Pharmacology of Biological Rhythms by Peter H. Redfern

Physiology and Pharmacology of Biological Rhythms

byPeter H. RedfernEditorB. Lemmer

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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Measured by any criteria, research in chronobiology in general and chronopharmacology in particular has expanded rapidly in recent years. This expansion has been paralleled by an increasing recognition by those outside the field of the relevance and significance of recent developments in chronobiology. Advances in two areas have been chiefly responsible. First, application of the full range of modern techniques in behavioral, neurochemical, and molecular biology have greatly improved our understanding of basic clock mechanisms. In several species the genetic basis of the circadian clock is being progressively delineated. A complete picture of the neurochemical and neuroanatomical structure of the mammalian clock is emerging and the complex pattern of control mechanisms involving endogenous clock mechan­ isms and photic and nonphotic zeitgebers is being built up as a result of behavioral studies. Secondly, in parallel with these exciting developments in basic science, clinical applications are being convincingly demonstrated in the general fields of pharmacology and medicine as well as in specific areas, e.g., jet lag, shiftwork maladaption syndrome, blindness, and cardiovascular system. It is therefore an opportune time to review progress in the field of chronopharmacology and to introduce some of the exciting developments and prospects to a readership beyond the confines of the chronobiological cognoscenti. This volume is therefore aimed primarily at the pharmacologist - whether basic, applied, or clinical-who is not a specialist in chronobiology.
Title:Physiology and Pharmacology of Biological RhythmsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:668 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642082653

ISBN - 13:9783642082658

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Table of Contents

1 The Vertebrate Clock: Localisation, Connection and Entrainment.- 2 Regulation of Cell Division Cycles by Circadian Oscillators: Signal Transduction Between Clocks.- 3 Genetics and Molecular Biology of Circadian Clocks.- 4 Chemical Neuroanatomy of the Mammalian Circadian System.- 5 Chronobiology of Development and Aging.- 6 Rhythms in Second Messenger Mechanisms.- 7 5-Hydroxytryptamine and Noradrenaline Synthesis, Release and Metabolism in the Central Nervous System: Circadian Rhythms and Control Mechanisms.- 8 Rhythms in Pharmacokinetics; Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion.- 9 Progress in the Chronotherapy of Nocturnal Asthma.- 10 Chronopharmacology of Cardiovascular Diseases.- 11 Chronopharmacology of Anticancer Agents.- 12 The Endocrine System and Diabetes.- 13 Gastrointestinal Tract.- 14 The Pineal Gland, Circadian Rhythms and Photoperiodism.- 15 Problems in Interpreting the Effects of Drugs on Circadian Rhythms.- 16 Rhythms in Retinal Mechanisms.- 17 Circadian Rhythms and Depression: Clinical and Experimental Models.- 18 Chronobiology and Chronopharmacology of the Haemopoietic System.- 19 Chronobiology of the Haemostatic System.- 20 New Trends in Chronotoxicology.- 21 Chronopharmacology of H1-Receptor Antagonists: Experimental and Clinical Aspects (Allergic Diseases).- 22 Local Anaesthetics.- 23 Biological Rhythms in Pain and Analgesia.

Editorial Reviews

"...a milestone in the development of chronophysiology and chronopharmacology...This outstanding publication is recommended to pharmacologists and chronobiologists, whether basic, applied, or clinical." Chronobiology International