Sex Differences in Physiology, 1st Edition

  • Gretchen Neigh
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  • ISBN-10: 0128026081
  • ISBN-13: 9780128026083
  • DDC: 612.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 236 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book is an all-encompassing reference that details basic science research into sex differences in all physiological fields. It includes scientific discoveries concerning sex differences in cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal physiology. In addition, coverage of the development, endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunity, and metabolism is included, making this important reference a resource that will meet the needs of investigators interested in incorporating sex differences into their research programs, while also providing clinicians with the basis for providing the best sex-based medical treatment options available.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction for Sex Differences in Physiology.
2: Chromosomal and Endocrinological Origins of Sex.
3: Sex Differences in Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology: Implications for Brain Function, Behavior, and Neurological Disease.
4: Sex Hormone Receptor Expression in the Immune System.
5: Sex and Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Disease.
6: Sex Differences in Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology: Implications for Health and Disease.
7: Sex Differences in Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology.
8: Sex Differences in Gastrointestinal Physiology and Diseases: From Endogenous Sex Hormones to Environmental Endocrine Disruptor Agents.
9: Sex and Gender Differences in Body Composition, Lipid Metabolism, and Glucose Regulation.
10: Sex Hormone Influenced Differences in Skeletal Muscle Responses to Aging and Exercise.
11: Strategies and Approaches for Studying Sex Differences in Physiology.
12: How to Study Sex Differences Caused by “Sex Chromosome Effects” on Tissues.
13: Organizational Influences of the Gonadal Steroid Hormones: Lessons Learned Through the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis.
14: Strategies and Approaches for the Study of Activational Influences of Gonadal Hormones on Sex Differences in Physiology and Behavior.
15: Human Methodologies in the Study of Sex Differences.