Temperature Regulation in Humans and Other Mammals

Authors: Jessen, Claus

  • Excellent introduction into the physiology of temperature regulation in mammals.

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About this Textbook

How do mammals manage to maintain their body temperature within the same narrow range in environments as different as polar regions and hot deserts? This advanced text describes the morphological features and physiological mechanisms by which humans and other mammals maintain their body temperature within a narrow range despite large variations in climatic conditions and internal heat production. Its 19 chapters deal with the physics of heat exchange with the environment, and the autonomic and behavioural mechanisms available to control the loss and production of heat. The neuronal basis of temperature regulation and current concepts of the central nervous interface between temperature signals generated in the body and control mechanisms are examined in detail. This book is of invaluable help for undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers, physicians and scientists.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jessen, Claus

    Pages 1-6

  • The Skin as a Source of Temperature Signals

    Jessen, Claus

    Pages 7-10

  • The Inner Body as a Source of Temperature Signals

    Jessen, Claus

    Pages 11-16

  • The Neuronal Basis of Temperature Reception

    Jessen, Claus

    Pages 17-26

  • Heat Production and Heat Balance of the Body

    Jessen, Claus

    Pages 27-36

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-59461-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-63984-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Temperature Regulation in Humans and Other Mammals
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-59461-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-59461-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-63984-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 194
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