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Heart Failure—Optimal Pharmacological Therapy

J.Paul Rocchiccioli and John J. V. Mcmurray

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter addresses the state of knowledge in the evidence-based management of heart failure (HF) with medications. Diuretics were amongst the first therapies to be used in the treatment of HF. ... More


Hormonal Influences on Brain Plasticity: III. Peptide Hormones

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter examines the role of peptide hormones in the regulation of neural mutability and the involved cellular and molecular mechanisms. It first considers the effects of vasopressin and ... More


Thirst

Edmund T. Rolls

in Emotion Explained

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198570035
eISBN:
9780191693793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570035.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter explains cellular stimuli for drinking, extracellular thirst stimuli, angiotensin, the control of normal drinking, brain mechanisms including reward and satiety mechanisms, and ... More


The Nucleus of the Solitary Tract: Processing Information from Viscerosensory Afferents

Michael C. Andresen and Julian F. R. Paton

in Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195306637
eISBN:
9780199894130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) is the first location within the central nervous system for the integration and modulation of cardiovascular afferent as well as other viscerosensory input. ... More


Statistical Mischief and Racial Frames for Drug Development and Marketing

Sheldon Krimsky

in Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter unfolds around the story of an inaccurate statistic claiming that African-Americans suffered mortality from heart failure at a rate twice that of whites. The origins and circulation of ... More


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