Stress Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pathology
Handbook of Stress Volume 3

Coordinator: Fink George

Language: Anglais
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The effect of stress on our emotional and physical health can be devastating. There have been significant advances in our understanding of stress physiology, biochemistry mechanisms, and in the resulting pathology, yet many remain unfamiliar with the latest concepts on these topics. This intense public, research, and clinical interest in stress is reflected in our edited Handbook of Stress series, each volume addressing a specific area within the field of stress edited by experts in each subfield. Stress Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pathology, Volume 3 in the series, covers areas of stress-related or induced physiology, biochemistry, and pathology and provides a quick orientation to the subject for research, clinic, and everyday life. Integrated closely with new behavioral findings and relevance to human conditions, the concepts and data in this volume offer readers cutting-edge information on the physiology of stress. This volume is of prime interest to neuroscientists, clinicians, researchers, academics, and graduate students in Neuroendocrinology, Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Endocrinology, Psychology, Psychiatry and some aspects of the Social Sciences including stress and its management in the workplace from a preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic perspective.

  • Chapters offer impressive scope with topics addressing stress-related or induced physiology, biochemistry, and pathology
  • Articles carefully selected by eminent stress researchers and prepared by contributors representing outstanding scholarship in the field, with each chapter fully vetted for reliable expert knowledge
  • Richly illustrated with explanatory figures and tables
  • Each chapter will have boxed "how do we know?" call out sections that serve to explain key concepts and methods
  • Priced affordably, this self-contained volume will appeal to readers specifically interested in the observed physiology, biochemistry, and pathology of stress. Readers will now have access to volume 3 without the need to purchase the whole Handbook series. This represents a significant advantage over the previously published 4-volume Encyclopedia of Stress in which stress subsections were in alphabetical order and therefore required purchase of the whole work

Autonomic Nervous System

Corticotropin releasing factor and the urocortins



Brain Regions involved in stress

Cerebral Metabolism, Brain Imaging and the stress response

Acute Stress Response: Experimental (including startle reflex)

Restraint Stress


Stress-Hyporesponsive Period

Effects of Extreme High and Low Pressure


Stress and the Blood-Brain Barrier

Multi Drug Resistance P Glycoprotein and other Transporters

Glucose Transport, effects of glucocorticoids and adrenaline

Hippocampus and hippocampal neurons

Memory and Stress

Neurogenesis (including neural stem cells)

Glia or Neuroglia

Excitatory Amino Acids

Calcium-Dependent Neurotoxicity

GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) and stress

Dopamine, Central

Serotonin in Stress

Pheromones and stress

Instinct Theory

Drosophila Studies

Proteases in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotic Cell Organelles

Febrile Response

Thermal Stress

Chaperone Proteins and Chaperonopathies

Proteosome and autophagy

Oxidative Stress

Control of Food Intake and Stress

Gender differences in stress response

Neuroscientists, neuroendocrinologists, neurologists, neuropharmacologists, and researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in neuroscience, psychology and the biomedical sciences
George Fink is a neuroendocrinologist and neuropharmacologist. He is Professorial Research Fellow at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne University at which he is also an Honorary Professor. He is renowned for his research in reproductive neuroendocrinology, the neuroendocrine control of stress, positive and negative hormonal feedback control in neuroendocrine loops, and the effect of sex hormones on central neurotransmission. He was founding editor of the Encyclopedia of Stress (2000) and several other volumes on stress.