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Author Parmeggiani, P. L. (Pier Luigi), 1928-

Title Systemic homeostasis and poikilostasis in sleep : is REM sleep a physiological paradox? / Pier Luigi Parmeggiani
Published London : Imperial College Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 121 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. The principle of homeostasis -- ch. 2. The study of homeostasis in sleep -- ch. 3. Respiration in sleep -- ch. 4. Circulation in sleep -- ch. 5. Temperature regulation in sleep -- ch. 6. Influence of temperature on sleep -- ch. 7. Compartmentalised brain homeostasis in sleep -- ch. 8. Ultradian homeostasis-Poikilostasis cycle -- ch. 9. Systemic physiological regulation in the ultradian wake-sleep cycle -- ch. 10. Epilogue
Summary This book aims at presenting biologists and clinicians with a compact description of the physiologic manifestations of sleep that are significant from the viewpoint of the principle of homeostasis. In the jargon of the physiologic literature, the word 'homeostasis', introduced by W.B. Cannon (1926), refers to the existence of a constant state of extracellular body fluids with regards to their physical and chemical properties. Since normal cell function depends on the constancy of such fluids, in multicellular animals there are many regulatory mechanisms under the control of the central nervous
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Homeostasis.
Sleep -- Physiological aspects.
Homeostasis -- physiology.
Sleep -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1848165730 (electronic bk.)
9781848165731 (electronic bk.)