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Cover for Comparative anatomy and physiology.

This chapter contains questions concerned with the basic principles of anatomy and physiology in living things and the differences between, and similarities within, taxa with respect to their anatomical and physiological characteristics.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248630)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxicity of microplastics in the marine environment.

Marine litter is one of the most expanding and devastating problems in the marine environment. Among several types of items and origins, microplastics have been drawing attention due to their small particle size (<5 mm), persistence and the potential to be ingested by a high variety of organisms ...

Author(s)
Santana, M. F. M.; Turra, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Urban plant ecophysiology.

This chapter presents a comprehensive approach to the study of urban plant ecophysiology and provides a framework for future study, examining existing research, methodological challenges and linkages to nature-based solutions in cities.

Author(s)
Sonti, N. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242607)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Calcium regulation and diseases of the parathyroid gland.

A review on parathyroid physiology and calcium regulation was discussed. Highlight focused on the roles of parathyroid hormones, calcitonin, 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol, and other regulators of calcium regulators. This chapter also discussed the clinical aspects of diseases affecting the thyroid...

Author(s)
Bertin, F. R.; Fraser, N. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241099)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ambient gases and particulates.

This book chapter discusses the toxicology of ambient gases and particulates in human morbidity is reviewed in relation to a number of interrelated issues, including: epidemiology, susceptibility, physiology, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurological dysfunction, carcinogenesis,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioral aspects of overweight and obesity.

This final chapter of the book reviews the history of obesity and method of determining overweight and obesity. It also discusses the prevalence, sociocultural correlates, physiological consequences, psychological characteristics, aetiology, biological influences, and behavioural influences of...

Author(s)
Worobey, J.; Tapper, B. J.; Kanarek, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644448)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Heat-related and cold-related mortality and morbidity.

This chapter reviews epidemiological and physiological evidence to characterize current weather-related health impacts on public health and identifies the most susceptible subgroups of the population, as well as other risk factors that heighten vulnerability to temperature-related exposure. Public...

Author(s)
Hajat, S.; Barnard, L. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Occupational heat effects: a global health and economic threat due to climate change.

This chapter discusses the role of climate change in increasing workplace heat exposures and the association of human physiology and performance with ambient heat exposure. The clinical effects of heat exposure as well as its economic and well-being impacts are described. Preventive actions are...

Author(s)
Kjellstrom, T.; Lucas, R.; Lemke, B.; Subhashis Sahu
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inflammation: an introduction.

This chapter lists the features of acute and chronic inflammation and discusses the physiological role of the principal cells involved in inflammation (neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, mast cells, monocytes and macrophages, and lymphocytes). The leukocyte-endothelium interactions in...

Author(s)
Calder, P. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939106)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stress and inflammation: an emerging story.

The aim of the current chapter is to introduce recent findings demonstrating the ability of stress to promote inflammation within the central nervous system and to critically evaluate the evidence linking these changes to alterations in mental health. Topics discussed in the chapter include: the...

Author(s)
Walker, F. R.; Nalivaiko, E.; Day, T. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939106)
Type
Book chapter

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