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Cover for Environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals and human health.

Many environmental pollutant chemicals have been now found to interfere in the actions of hormones and have been termed endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). They may act by altering hormone synthesis in the endocrine gland, by altering transport of the hormone to the target site or by interfering ...

Author(s)
Darbre, P. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Unequivocal evidence associating environmental contaminants and pollutants with human morbidity and ecological degradation.

Persistent equivocation in virtually all sections of society and industry about the harmful effects of pollution have provided the impetus for the publication of A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology: Human Disorders and Ecotoxicology. This chapter is designed to collate and analyse recent...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Therapy.

This chapter describes the dosage, efficacy and adverse effects of anti-arrhythmic agents used to treat arrhythmia in horses.

Author(s)
Mitchell, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240825)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ionic regulation.

In this chapter the effect of climate change on ionoregulation in fishes was discussed. Ionoregulation in fishes is essential for survival and success, and osmoregulatory failure is often observed as a precursor to death. The two main climate change factors that are considered in this chapter are:...

Author(s)
Wilson, J. M.; Guerreiro, P. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Treatment of emotional distress and disorders - pharmacologic methods.

A brief discussion on the indications, contraindications, dosing protocols, costs, and other issues for all medications that may benefit a patient's psychological well-being was presented.

Author(s)
Crowell-Davis, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Metallic elements.

Individual heavy metals are markedly different in intrinsic chemical properties, resulting in unique features, but common themes may be just as significant in several respects, including in this book chapter: origin, environmental distribution, electronic waste recycling risks, uptake and...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pharmacoeconomic implications of antimicrobial adverse events.

This chapter gives an overview about: pharmacoeconomic perspectives; indirect costs of antimicrobial therapy; costs of adverse effects. In summary, antibiotic adverse events are not usually considered as a 'hidden cost' to hospitals of antimicrobial therapy. However, the impact of these adverse...

Author(s)
Cunha, C. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive alien plant impacts on human health and well-being.

In this chapter we review, based on information available in scientific literature and reports, the most common negative direct impacts of invasive alien plants and Cyanobacteria on human health and well-being. Poisonous or toxic plants, i.e. plants containing toxic compounds, may impact human...

Author(s)
Lazzaro, L.; Essl, F.; Lugliè, A.; Padedda, B. M.; Pyšek, P.; Brundu, G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impacts and adaptation in agricultural water management in the Philippines.

Climate change is now a reality and is expected to have profound impacts on agricultural production systems, thus threatening food security. Local observational evidence of changing climate based on available historical weather data-sets is presented for selected locations in the Philippines. In...

Author(s)
Lansigan, F. P.; Cruz, A. C. dela
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural weapons against cancer from bacteria.

Cancer is an enduring disease responsible for numerous deaths worldwide. Currently resistance towards anticancer drugs and the side effects of chemotherapy are a major problem in the treatment of cancer, so there is an increased requirement for new effective antitumour agents that are active...

Author(s)
Smriti Gaur
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter

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