Book 2009

Cardio-Respiratory Control in Vertebrates

Comparative and Evolutionary Aspects


ISBN: 978-3-540-93984-9 (Print) 978-3-540-93985-6 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Control of Respiration in Aquatic Vertebrates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 4-4

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-2

      Overview of the Respiratory System

    3. Chapter

      Pages 5-42

      Gas Transport and Gill Function in Water-Breathing Fish

    4. Chapter

      Pages 43-63

      Patterns of Acid–Base Regulation During Exposure to Hypercarbia in Fishes

    5. Chapter

      Pages 65-98

      Buoyancy Control in Aquatic Vertebrates

    6. Chapter

      Pages 99-119

      Gas Exchange and Control of Respiration in Air-Breathing Teleost Fish

    7. Chapter

      Pages 121-160

      Effects of Temperature on Cardiac Function in Teleost Fish

    8. Chapter

      Pages 161-177

      Physiological Evidence Indicates Lungfish as a Sister Group to the Land Vertebrates

    9. Chapter

      Pages 179-189

      Aestivation in Amphibians, Reptiles, and Lungfish

  3. Evolution of pulmonary mechanics and respiratory control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 192-192

    2. Chapter

      Pages 193-204

      Trade-offs in the Evolution of the Respiratory Apparatus of Chordates

    3. Chapter

      Pages 205-239

      Environmental Selection Pressures Shaping the Pulmonary Surfactant System of Adult and Developing Lungs

    4. Chapter

      Pages 241-261

      Midbrain Structures and Control of Ventilation in Amphibians

    5. Chapter

      Pages 263-284

      Comparative Aspects of Hypoxia Tolerance of the Ectothermic Vertebrate Heart

    6. Chapter

      Pages 285-315

      Control of the Heart and of Cardiorespiratory Interactions in Ectothermic Vertebrates

    7. Chapter

      Pages 317-379

      The Endocrine–Paracrine Control of the Cardiovascular System

    8. Chapter

      Pages 381-394

      Stoking the Brightest Fires of Life Among Vertebrates

  4. Respiratory Physiology of Birds: Metabolic Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 396-396

    2. Chapter

      Pages 397-427

      Prenatal Development of Cardiovascular Regulation in Avian Species

    3. Chapter

      Pages 429-448

      Control of Breathing in Birds: Implications for High-Altitude Flight

  5. Mammalian and Human Physiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 450-450

    2. Chapter

      Pages 451-473

      Peripheral Chemoreceptors in Mammals: Structure, Function and Transduction

    3. Chapter

      Pages 475-500

      Central Chemosensitivity in Mammals

    4. Chapter

      Pages 501-538

      Human Exercise Physiology

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 539-546