Stress: Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pathology - Volume 3 -

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Stress impacts the daily lives of humans and all species on Earth. Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pathology, the third volume of the Handbook of Stress series, covers stress-related or induced physiology, biochemistry, and pathology. Integrated closely with new behavioral findings and relevance to human conditions, the concepts and data in this volume offer readers cutting-edge information on the physiology of stress. A sequel to Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Stress (2000 and 2007), this Handbook of Stress series covers the many significant advances made since then and comprises self-contained volumes that each focus on a specific area within the field of stress. Targeted at scientific and clinical researchers in neuroendocrinology, neuroscience, biomedicine, endocrinology, psychology, psychiatry, the social sciences, and stress and its management in the workplace, this volume and series are ideal for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty interested in stress and its consequences.

  • Chapters offer impressive scope, with topics addressing stress-related or induced physiology, biochemistry, and pathology
  • Articles carefully selected by eminent stress researchers and prepared by contributors representing outstanding scholarship in the field, with each chapter fully vetted for reliable expert knowledge
  • Richly illustrated with explanatory figures and tables
  • Each chapter has a boxed "Key points call out section
  • The volume is fully indexed
  • All chapters are electronically available via ScienceDirect
  • Affordably priced, self-contained volume for readers specifically interested in the physiology, biochemistry and pathology of stress, avoiding the need to purchase the whole Handbook series

Key Topics Covered:

1. Autonomic Nervous System

2. Corticotropin releasing factor and the urocortins

3. Pro-opiomelanocortin

4. Arousal

5. Brain Regions involved in stress

6. Cerebral Metabolism, Brain Imaging and the stress response

7. Acute Stress Response: Experimental (including startle reflex)

8. Restraint Stress

9. Resilience

10. Stress-Hyporesponsive Period

11. Effects of Extreme High and Low Pressure

12. Avoidance

13. Stress and the Blood-Brain Barrier

14. Multi Drug Resistance P Glycoprotein and other Transporters

15. Glucose Transport, effects of glucocorticoids and adrenaline

16. Hippocampus and hippocampal neurons

17. Memory and Stress

18. Neurogenesis (including neural stem cells)

19. Glia or Neuroglia

20. Excitatory Amino Acids

21. Calcium-Dependent Neurotoxicity

22. GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) and stress

23. Dopamine, Central

24. Serotonin in Stress

25. Pheromones and stress

26. Instinct Theory

27. Drosophila Studies

28. Proteases in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotic Cell Organelles

29. Febrile Response

30. Thermal Stress

31. Chaperone Proteins and Chaperonopathies

32. Proteosome and autophagy

33. Oxidative Stress

34. Control of Food Intake and Stress

35. Gender differences in stress response


Fink, George

George Fink is a neuroendocrinologist, neuropharmacologist and psychopharmacologist. He is Professorial Research Fellow at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne University at which he is also an Honorary Professor. He is renowned for his research in reproductive neuroendocrinology, the neuroendocrine control of stress, positive and negative hormonal feedback control in neuroendocrine loops, and the effect of sex hormones on central neurotransmission.

He was founding editor of the Encyclopedia of Stress (2000 and 2007) and editor of several other volumes on stress.

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