© 1993

Effects of High Pressure on Biological Systems

  • Alister G. Macdonald

Part of the Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology book series (COMPARATIVE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Robert E. Marquis
    Pages 1-28
  3. Andrew C. Hall, David M. Pickles, Alister G. Macdonald
    Pages 29-85
  4. Joan J. Kendig, Yoram Grossman, Stefan H. Heinemann
    Pages 87-124
  5. Perry M. Hogan, Stephen R. Besch
    Pages 125-146
  6. Philippe Sébert, Alister G. Macdonald
    Pages 147-196
  7. Jean-Claude Rostain
    Pages 197-238
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-246

About this book


Provided here is an up to date account of how high pressures affect cellularprocesses in microorganisms and in eukaryotic cells. Topics include membranetransport, cell activation, the excitable properties of cells, muscular contraction, with particular emphasis on cardiac muscle, and the role of pressure in the physiology of cartilage in load bearing joints. Additionally there are thorough reviews of the effects of pressure on fish and on the central nervous system of mammals, including man.


Anpassung Fische (Physiologie) Hochdruck (neurologisches Syxndrom) Membrantransport Vivo activation adaptation bacteria cell membrane membrane transport microorganism pharmacology physiology receptor

Editors and affiliations

  • Alister G. Macdonald
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences, Marischal CollegeUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Effects of High Pressure on Biological Systems
  • Series Title Advances in Comparative and Environmental Physiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-54845-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-77117-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-77115-6
  • Series ISSN 0938-2763
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
    Biochemistry, general
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