Tissue Type Plasminogen Activity: Physiological and Clinical Aspects: Volume

 Physiology  Comments Off on Tissue Type Plasminogen Activity: Physiological and Clinical Aspects: Volume
Aug 082018

This book is made possible by the enthusiastic contributions of the authors of the chapters. They have been invited from young and active scientists in the field of t-PA research. I am grateful for their contribution and for the fact that all accepted the specifications of their chapter in order to obtain a structured book. Inevitably, some overlap does exist; on the one hand to enable controversial or unsettled areas to be discussed by the different experts with a different approach and background.It is a particular pleasure and honor that Dr. T. Astrup, as an eye-witness and essential contributor to the history of t-PA discovery and research, gives a unique account of the history of t-PA research in the first chapter of the book.





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Psychophysiology: Human Behavior & Physiological Response

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Aug 042018

This highly readable and comprehensive overview of psychophysiology provides information regarding the anatomy and physiology of various body systems, methods of recording their activity, and ways in which these measures relate to human behavior. Biofeedback applications are contained in a separate chapter and discussions of stress management, job strain, and personality factors that affect cardiovascular reactivity are presented. There is much of interest here to the student, researcher, and clinician in behavioral medicine, ergonomics, emotion, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, and health psychology.

Now in its fourth edition, Andreassi’s Psychophysiology explores some of the newer areas of importance and updates findings in traditional topics of interest. Significant changes to this edition include:
*updated information on brain activity in memory, perception, and intelligence;
*new information on brain imaging and behavior;
*separate chapters on pupillography and eye movements;
*new information on the startle pattern and eyeblink;
*separate chapters on clinical and non-clinical applications;
*updated information on cardiovascular reactivity and personality;
*the latest biofeedback and ergonomics applications;
*novel findings in environmental psychophysiology;
*brief summaries at the end of each section; and
*an appendix on laboratory safety

Each chapter is a self-contained unit allowing instructors to customize the presentation of the material. With over 1,700 citations, Andreassi’s Psychophysiology is the definitive text in the field.

An instructor’s manual is now available. Based on the book, the manual is primarily a test bank to be used in giving examinations to students during the teaching of a course. Both multiple-choice and essay questions have been provided, along with lists of key terms and ideas. These can be used for definition-type questions and to highlight important concepts, as well as alerting the instructor to important terms and ideas that they may want to cover in lectures. Sample syllabi are provided for teaching a course at both undergraduate and graduate levels to help the instructor who is preparing a course for the first time. A number of possible laboratory exercises are also provided that can be carried out in conjunction with teaching the course.





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Practical Aspects of Cosmetic Testing: How to Set up a Scientific Study in Skin Physiology

 Dermatology, Physiology  Comments Off on Practical Aspects of Cosmetic Testing: How to Set up a Scientific Study in Skin Physiology
Aug 012018

Skin physiology assessment is moving rapidly from a descriptive approach to a deeper understanding of biophysical and biochemical processes in the stratum corneum, e.g. on stratum corneum barrier function as well on stratum corneum hydration. The research with bioengineering methods offers now reliable and reproducible approaches for product testing in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry as well as in basic research. This cookbook is intended to give basic information regarding skin physiology, the assessment of skin functions in controlled studies using non-invasive biophysical instruments. It provides basic knowledge on how to plan, perform and evaluate scientific studies. The authors are recognized expert in the field and provide comprehensive chapters with specific emphasis on the practical aspects of non-invasive measurements.
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Pathophysiology Flash Cards (Lange Flash Cards)

 Pathology, Physiology  Comments Off on Pathophysiology Flash Cards (Lange Flash Cards)
Jul 312018

Pathophysiology Flash Cards contain 240 clinical cases that challenge you to apply principles to real life scenarios.
Each two-sided card features a clinical case and challenges you to diagnose the condition
Provides a clear explanation of the underlying physiology
Allows you to brush up on system-specific disorders
A super-effective way to prepare for pathophysiologycourses and board exams
Student and peer reviewed for the most relevant material possible






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Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism

 Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes Mellitus, Physiology  Comments Off on Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism
Jul 292018

Recent determination of genome sequences for a wide range of bacteria has made in-depth knowledge of prokaryotic metabolic function essential in order to give biochemical, physiological, and ecological meaning to the genomic information. Clearly describing the important metabolic processes that occur in prokaryotes under different conditions and in different environments, this advanced text provides an overview of the key cellular processes that determine bacterial roles in the environment, biotechnology, and human health. Prokaryotic structure is described as well as the means by which nutrients are transported into cells across membranes. Glucose metabolism through glycolysis and the TCA cycle are discussed, as well as other trophic variations found in prokaryotes, including the use of organic compounds, anaerobic fermentation, anaerobic respiratory processes, and photosynthesis. The regulation of metabolism through control of gene expression and control of the activity of enzymes is also covered, as well as survival mechanisms used under starvation conditions.





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BRS Physiology (Board Review Series) 7th, North American Edition (April 2018 Release)

 Physiology  Comments Off on BRS Physiology (Board Review Series) 7th, North American Edition (April 2018 Release)
Jul 272018

The leading physiology book on the market, this bestselling title in the Board Review Series offers a concise, highly efficient review of all essential physiology concepts covered in the first and second year of medical school, as well as more than 350 clinical vignette-style multiple-choice questions to help students prepare for course exams and practice for the USMLE Step 1. Abundant illustrations, flow charts, and tables facilitate study. An interactive question bank on thePoint uses the same chapter and comprehensive exam questions from the book to provide interactive exam practice online.
Students will appreciate the book’s comprehensive, yet efficient assistance in preparing for course exams as well as the USMLE Step 1.
Instructors will welcome the masterful educational approach of Linda S. Costanzo, PhD, who excels in communicating complex physiology concepts in an accessible manner. A comprehensive image bank on thePoint makes preparing lecture slides a snap.

A concise outline format and bolded key terms enable efficient review and exam preparation.
Discussions of clinical disorders, integrated throughout the text, correlate physiology concepts to the practice of medicine.
Chapter overviews and summaries offer a quick introduction and review of key topics and information, to maximize study time.
More than 350 multiple-choice questions and answers, many of them new and revised, help students prepare for course and board exams. These include many new multi-part questions that challenge students’ decision-making skills.
Detailed answers and explanations for every question, cross-referenced back to the text, allow students to remediate weak areas of knowledge.
New appendices allow for an efficient review of Key Physiology Topics for USMLE Step I, Key Physiology Equations for USMLE Step I, and Normal Blood Values.
130 outstanding full-color figures and flow diagrams and 50 tables, many of them new, allow for efficient assimilation of complex information, and are included in the instructor Image Bank on ThePoint.
Significant updates throughout present the latest physiology knowledge, including expanded coverage of cellular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine physiology.





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Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 2 edition

 Anatomy, Physiology  Comments Off on Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 2 edition
Jul 272018

McKinley/O’Loughlin/Bidle: Anatomy & Physiology: An Integrative Approach, 2e brings multiple elements of the study of A&P together in ways that maximize understanding. Text discussions provide structural details in the context of their functional significance to integrate coverage of anatomy and physiology in each chapter. Chapters emphasize the interdependence of body systems by weaving prior coverage of one system into textual explanations of how other systems work. These system relationships are also covered in “Integrate: Concept Connection” boxes. All figures are carefully designed to support the text narrative, and carry brief textual explanations to make figures self-contained study tools.
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Organic Cation Transporters: Integration of Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology

 Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology  Comments Off on Organic Cation Transporters: Integration of Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology
Jul 112018

This innovative text explores the cellular transport of organic cations, from functional and structural properties to pharmacological implications and psychiatric developments. The authoritative chapters introduce organic cation transporters and then proceed to discuss their mechanisms such as binding of substrates and inhibitors; their drug dispositions and toxicity; their relationships to genetic and pathophysiological variability; and their roles in endocrine, metabolic, and neurological systems. The final chapters delve into the use of animal models for the study of organic cation transporter function and their possible use in environmental cycling of pharmaceutical residues.

This comprehensive volume. unites integrative transporter physiology with structural and molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology and pathophysiology, offering a holistic approach to utilizing this novel technique in physiological contexts. It will prove invaluable reading for researchers and students in various areas of integrative, organ, cell and molecular physiology as well as pharmacologists and neurologists.



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West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials, 10th edition

 Physiology, Respiratory Medicine  Comments Off on West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials, 10th edition
Jul 092018

West’s Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials is the gold standard text for learning respiratory physiology quickly and easily. This highly readable, must-have text serves as an introduction to students and a review for licensing and other exams. The Tenth Edition features the addition of Dr. Andrew M. Luks as co-author along with new clinical vignettes, additional multiple-choice review questions, and updated information on key topics in respiratory physiology, such as blood flow and metabolism, gas transport by the blood, and the physiology of high altitude.
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Carnosine : Physiological Effects and Research Insights

 Physiology  Comments Off on Carnosine : Physiological Effects and Research Insights
Jul 092018

Carnosine (b-alanyl histidine) is a water-soluble dipeptide. It is mainly distributed in the skeletal muscles and in the brain. It is widely recognized that carnosine has various functions including maintenance of the acid-base balance, antioxidant, protective chelating, and anti-glycation activity. In this book, Chapter One aims to discuss the properties of carnosine and its role in the prevention/inhibition of the oxidation processes occurring in meat and meat products, which are associated with the deterioration of their quality characteristics. Chapter Two reviews the perspective role of carnosine in tumor-related phenomena. Chapter Three reviews the possible mechanisms of neuroprotective functions of carnosine, and discusses the development of drugs for neurodegenerative diseases from food-derived carnosine. Chapter Four studies the neurotropic and protective effects of L-carnosine. Chapter Five focuses on the protective effects of carnosine and its derivative trolox-carnosine against inflammation and oxidative stress in experimental arthritis, carrageenan induced hind paw edema, chondrocytes under H2O2 injury and degradation of hyaluronan.



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