Satiation: From Gut to Brain by Gerard P. Smith

Satiation: From Gut to Brain

EditorGerard P. Smith

Hardcover | October 1, 1997

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This volume presents the first detailed account of the neurobiological mechanisms of satiation. The ten chapters of the book detail the neural, endocrine, and cellular underpinnings of the process. Authors expert in different aspects of satiation have compiled a critical overview of recentadvances and current problems in this field. Recent scientific evidence has revealed that food stimuli activate satiation before the actual absorption of digested food--a significant change to the traditional perspective that satiation depends on the post-absorptive repletion of metabolic fuels. Theinclusion of a chapter on the satiation of alcohol is unique in a book on food intake, and shows the convergence of ideas on satiation in these two areas. Comprehensive in scope and accessible to a wide array of advanced students and professionals, Satiation: From Gut to Brain is an authoritativeand up-to-date review of every aspect of this important physiological process. Although intended primarily for neuroscientists, nutritionists, and psychobiologists, the book will also be useful for physiologists, pharmacologists, and psychologists concerned with eating and its disorders.

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Gerard P. Smith, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry (Behavioral Neuroscience) at Cornell University Medical College and Director of the Edward W. Bourne Behavioral Research Laboratory at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
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Title:Satiation: From Gut to BrainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 0.91 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019510515X

ISBN - 13:9780195105155

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Table of Contents

1. Gerard P. Smith: Introduction2. Gerard P. Smith: Pregastric and Gastric Satiety3. Danielle Greenberg: Intestinal Satiety4. John D. Davis: Measuring Satiety: From Meal Size to the Microstructure of Ingestive Behavior5. Gerard P. Smith and James Gibbs: The Satiating Effect of Cholecystokinin and Bombesin-like Peptides6. Timothy H. Moran and Ellen E. Ladenheim: Identification of Receptor Populations Mediating the Satiating Actions of Brain/Gut Peptides7. Nori Geary: Glucagon and the Control of Meal Size8. Dennis A. VanderWeele: Insulin as a Satiating Signal9. Kenny J. Simansky: Serotonin and the Structure of Satiation10. Paul J. Kulkosky: Satiation of Alcohol Intake

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"I greatly enjoyed this historical romp through the field of gastrointestinal satiation."--The New England Journal of Medicine