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Comparative Animal Physiology

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ISBN-10: 0030128471

ISBN-13: 9780030128479

Edition: 1992

Authors: Phillip C. Withers

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Book details

List price: $317.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/2/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 900
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.346
Language: English

Introduction
Comparative Animal Physiology
External and Internal Environments
The External Environment
Internal Environments
Homeostasis and Regulation
Cellular Energetics Thermodynamics
Free Energy
Chemical Reactions
Oxidative Metabolism
Anaerobic Metabolism
Bioluminescence
Thermogenesis
Defense
Animal Energetics Calorimetry
Energy Budgets
Production
Aerobic Metabolism
Anaerobic Metabolism
Temperature Physical Effects of Temperature
The Thermal Environment
Heat Exchange
Ecotherms
Endotherms
Fever
Acclimation and Acclimatization
Membrane Physiology Membrane Structure
Membrane Permeation
Resting Membrane Potentials
Excitable Cell Membranes
Axonal Propagation
Synaptic Transmission
Neural Integration
Sensory Physiology Structural and Functional Classification
Sensory Coding
Chemoreception
Temperature
Mechanoreception
Electroreception
Magnetoreception
Photoreception
Nervous System Evolution
Nervous Tissue
Integrative Neurophysiology
Visual Processing
Memory and Learning
Biological Clocks
Cell Movement
The Cytoskeleton
Microtubular Movement
Microfilament Movement
Animal Movement Support
Locomotion
Endocrinology Endocrine Systems
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Invertebrate Endocrine Systems
Chordate Endocrine Systems
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Invertebrate Endocrine Systems
Chordate Endocrine Systems
Evolution of Endocrine Systems
Aquatic Respiration Respiratory Gases
Respiratory Systems
Regulation of Respiration
Physiological Implications of Aquatic Respiration
Aerial Respiration Vertebrates
Invertebrates
Regulation of Respiration
Effects of Diving and Altitude
Physiological Implications of Air-Breathing
Circulation Design of Circulatory Systems
Rheology
Invertebrate Circulatory Systems Chordate Circulatory Systems
Regulation of the Cardiovascular System
Blood
Respiratory Pigments
Oxygen Transport
Carbon Dioxide Transport
Acid-Base Balance
Defense
Water and Solute Balance Body Fluid Composition
Water and Ion Budgets
Aquatic Environments
Terrestrial Environment
Excretion Excretory Organs
Water and Solute Excretion
Nitrogen Metabolism
Digestion Feeding Patterns
Generalized Structure and Function of the Digestion Tract
Digestive Systems
Specialized Digestive Systems
Nutrition
Appendices
Index