The aim of the present volume was to give an overview over different available methodological approaches. The specialists may, perhaps, object that in their particular field the level of information is superficial. However, let them look at other chapters in which different approaches are discussed and which, surely, will appear less superficial from the more general point of view. We hope, at least, that crucial references can be traced throughout the book that would enable the readers to go in more detail when desired. It can be traced throughout the book that would enable the readers to go in more detail when desired. It was really one of our ideas to draw the survey of possibilities available. If this can stimulate the readers to use ideas to draw the survey of possibilities available. If this can stimulate the readers to use other methods that those they are routinely using the goals will be met.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Biological Models Availability 1. Models in Experimental Medicine 2. Quality of Laboratory Animals 3. Some Animal Models for the Study of Human Diseases 4. Acute and Chronic Surgically Induced Models 5. Isolated Organs and Explanted Tissues 6. Mathematical Models of Physiological Processes 7. Statistical Evaluation of Mathematical Models of Physiological Processes Part 2: Techniques for Measuring and Monitoring Biological Functions 9. Tracer Methods 10. Modelling of Transport Processes 11. Methods in Energy balance, Food Intake, and Nutrition 12. Data Acquisition and Computer Analysis in Acute and Chronic Experiments � Circulation Part 3: Selected Physiological Methodologies 13. Growth and Development Regulation 14. Mathematical Models and Growth and Aging 15. Circadian Rhythms 16. Hormonal Regulations 17. Depository Processes 18. Body Fluids Distribution and Turnover 19. Tissue and Organ Transplantation Part 4: Selected Models of Diseased States 20. Hypertension 21. Experimental Cardiac Hypoxia and Ischemia 22. Hyperlipoproteinemia and Experimental Atherosclerosis 23. Renal Failure 24. Respiratory Diseases 25. Diabetes Mellitus and Carbohydrate Metabolism 26. Wound Healing 27. Circulatory, Toxic, and Traumatic Shock