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The Resource Seasonal patterns of stress, immune function, and disease, Randy J. Nelson [and others]

Seasonal patterns of stress, immune function, and disease, Randy J. Nelson [and others]

Label
Seasonal patterns of stress, immune function, and disease
Title
Seasonal patterns of stress, immune function, and disease
Statement of responsibility
Randy J. Nelson [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the seasons change, animals face alterations in environmental stressors. In particular, the prevalence and intensity of pathogenic infection are often seasonal. This book presents evidence that infection is cyclical with the seasons and that this phenomenon is mirrored in cycles of immune function." "The goal of this book is to identify the mechanisms by which the immune system is bolstered to counteract seasonally recurrent stressors, such as extreme temperature reductions and food shortages. The authors consider how such environmental changes create energetically demanding conditions that can compromise host immunity and lead to illness and death. Specifically, stress, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, and human cancers are examined, and the role of hormones such as melatonin and glucocorticoids is considered." "This is the first monograph to examine seasonal immune function from an interdisciplinary perspective. Practitioners as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students in biology, immunology, human and veterinary medicine, neuroscience, endocrinology, and zoology will find its approach both insightful and relevant."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
616.079
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA793
LC item number
.S43 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2002 E-181
  • QT 167
NLM item number
S439 2002
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nelson, Randy Joe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diseases
  • Immunity
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Immunity
  • Periodicity
  • Seasons
Label
Seasonal patterns of stress, immune function, and disease, Randy J. Nelson [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seasonality -- Immune function -- Seasonal fluctuations in disease prevalence -- Seasonal changes in immune function -- Photoperiod, melatonin, and immunity -- Energetics and immune function -- Hormonal influence on immune function -- Clinical significance of seasonal patterns of immune function and disease
Control code
47092460
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 291 pages
Isbn
9780521590686
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2001037415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Seasonal patterns of stress, immune function, and disease, Randy J. Nelson [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seasonality -- Immune function -- Seasonal fluctuations in disease prevalence -- Seasonal changes in immune function -- Photoperiod, melatonin, and immunity -- Energetics and immune function -- Hormonal influence on immune function -- Clinical significance of seasonal patterns of immune function and disease
Control code
47092460
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 291 pages
Isbn
9780521590686
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2001037415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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