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Lung Biology in Health and Disease


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Acute and Chronic Cough

Acute and Chronic Cough

1st Edition

Anthony E. Redington, Alyn H. Morice
July 13, 2005

A comprehensive review of the scientific and clinical aspects of acute and chronic cough, this reference focuses on recent developments in our understanding of the molecular biology of putative cough receptors, the neural mechanisms involved in the afferent and efferent limbs, the central...

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of the Control of Breathing

1st Edition

Denham S. Ward, Albert Dahan, Luc Teppema
May 24, 2005

Exploring the functional anatomy and physiology of the ventilatory control system from the intracellular to the integrative level, this references serves as the first source to offer comprehensive coverage of the influences of various pharmacological agents on the control of breathing....

Functional Lung Imaging

Functional Lung Imaging

1st Edition

David Lipson, Edwin van Beek
May 24, 2005

Written by world authorities, this reference explores the utilization and advancement of state-of-the-art imaging modalities for the analysis of pulmonary function-providing an up-to-date and global perspective of imaging applications with detailed contributions from experts in Europe, North...

Molecular Imaging of the Lungs

Molecular Imaging of the Lungs

1st Edition

Daniel Schuster, Timothy Blackwell
May 23, 2005

This authoritative reference reviews current and emerging molecular imaging modalities that are expected to impact the detection and treatment of lung diseases in the near future-including applications in gene expression and inflammation imaging; the imaging of pulmonary cytokine regulation; the...

Lung Surfactant Function and Disorder

Lung Surfactant Function and Disorder

1st Edition

Kaushik Nag
May 13, 2005

The only source to describe the lung surfactant as a complex membranous system, this guide analyzes lung surfactant function from the aspects of molecular biology, biophysics, membrane science, and surface and interface analysis and reviews the latest basic and clinical issues relating to lung...

Air Pollutants and the Respiratory Tract

Air Pollutants and the Respiratory Tract

2nd Edition

W. Michael Foster, Daniel L. Costa
May 12, 2005

Emphasizing the impact of air toxins and contaminants on human health, this Second Edition examines the latest research from the epidemiology to the cellular mechanisms underlying cardiopulmonary responses to air pollution. This guide offers chapters that address the basic biology, techniques, and...

Ion Channels in the Pulmonary Vasculature

Ion Channels in the Pulmonary Vasculature

1st Edition

Jason X. J. Yuan
May 12, 2005

This volume presents a global overview of the role of ion flux via transmembrane ion channel proteins in the regulation of pulmonary vascular tone and in the vascular remodeling processes associated with pulmonary vascular disease-offering a comprehensive review of the multiple families of ion...

Lung Injury: Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Therapy

Lung Injury: Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Therapy

1st Edition

Robert H. Notter, Jacob Finkelstein, Bruce Holm
April 20, 2005

Progressing from general scientific principles and concepts to in-depth topical discussions of current research and treatment methods, this comprehensive reference defines the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to inflammatory lung injury and repair. Extensive coverage is provided on...

Pediatric Nasal and Sinus Disorders

Pediatric Nasal and Sinus Disorders

1st Edition

Tania Sih, Peter A.R. Clement
April 06, 2005

The first and only source to offer a detailed and authoritative review of every aspect of nasal and sinus disorders in children, this reference provides an impressive collection of reviews on topics ranging from disease mechanisms and immunodefense to diagnosis, medical management, and surgical...

Sleep Deprivation: Basic Science, Physiology and Behavior

Sleep Deprivation: Basic Science, Physiology and Behavior

1st Edition

Clete A. Kushida
November 30, 2004

Analyzing ground-breaking research, this reference highlights the impact of sleep deprivation on the well-being of the individual and society-presenting current theories on the function of sleep, the effects of sleep deprivation on patients with medical and psychiatric conditions, as well as...

Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Pneumocystis Pneumonia

3rd Edition

Peter Walzer, Melanie T. Cushion
November 29, 2004

Continuing to serve as the definitive source on the subject, Pneumocystis Pneumonia offers a detailed update on the biology, pathogenesis, genetics, and immunology of Pneumocystis. This reference offers invaluable research and previously unpublished findings, and provides in-depth reviews on the...

Sleep Deprivation: Clinical Issues, Pharmacology, and Sleep Loss Effects

Sleep Deprivation: Clinical Issues, Pharmacology, and Sleep Loss Effects

1st Edition

Clete A. Kushida
November 16, 2004

Exploring the wide array of structures, substances, and environments that are primary factors in the initiation or inhibition of sleep, this reference highlights key findings from respected professionals around the globe on the social and economic burden of impaired performance, productivity, and...

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