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Title Animal physiology / A. Malcolm Campbell, Christopher J. Paradise.

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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Ebook Central Academic Complete    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (72 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Biology collection.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Mammals have cellular clock mechanism -- Ethical, legal, social implications: sleep is connected to daily rhythms --
2. Maternal immune system tolerates non-self fetus --
3. Maintaining body weight and fat levels -- Ethical, legal, social implications: challenges of the obesity epidemic --
4. Animals age and die at different rates -- Ethical, legal, social implications: end of life issues --
Conclusions -- Glossary -- Index.
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Summary This book examines four examples of animal physiology that illustrate emergent properties in whole organisms. The first example shows how mammals coordinate the activity of all their cells using a daily rhythm. The second case explains an apparent contradiction that happens every time a woman gets pregnant and delivers a healthy baby--how the immune system tolerates a foreign tissue such as the fetus. The next case study in this book shows how bodies regulate the amount of fat using a complex interaction of proteins that function as a lipostat, a self-regulating fat maintenance system. Finally, the book provides an understanding of why some species live long lives while others die after very short lives, and under what conditions each situation is favored. What is evolutionarily adaptive about death? These four case studies provide sufficient evidence to understand how animals regulate many of their own metabolic functions.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on May 14, 2016).
Subject Physiology.
Added Author Paradise, Christopher J., author.
Related To Print version: 9781606509852
ISBN 9781606509869 electronic
9781606509852 print
OCLC # EBC4512174
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