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Adrenaline and the Inner World

Paperback
, 328 pages

49 b&w illus.

ISBN:
9780801882890
February 2006
$28.00

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Adrenaline and the Inner World

An Introduction to Scientific Integrative Medicine

This accessible work is the first in more than seventy-five years to discuss the many roles of adrenaline in regulating the "inner world" of the body. David S. Goldstein, an international authority and award-winning teacher, introduces new concepts concerning the nature of stress and distress across the body's regulatory systems. Discussing how the body's stress systems are coordinated, and how stress, by means of adrenaline, may affect the development, manifestations, and outcomes of chronic diseases, Goldstein challenges researchers and clinicians to use scientific integrative medicine to develop new ways to treat, prevent, and palliate disease.

Goldstein explains why a former attorney general with Parkinson disease has a tendency to faint, why young astronauts in excellent physical shape cannot stand up when reexposed to Earth's gravity, why professional football players can collapse and die of heat shock during summer training camp, and why baseball players spit so much.

Adrenaline and the Inner World is designed to supplement academic coursework in psychology, psychiatry, endocrinology, cardiology, complementary and alternative medicine, physiology, and biochemistry. It includes an extensive glossary.

David S. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., is an attending physician at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, and a senior investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

"The only book you'll need to thoroughly understand the topic and its related health issues."

"An interesting, well-written book geared to academics and professionals but also intended for patients and people supporting them."

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