The Amphibia

  • Peter J. Bentley
Part of the Zoophysiology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 39)

Abstract

The Amphibia bridge the phyletic gap between the fishes and terrestrial tetrapod vertebrates. This transition has involved considerable osmoregulatory, as well as respiratory, change so that water and salt metabolism may be expected to be particularly varied and interesting. For both these reasons, and the relatively free liaison between physiologists and amphibians, the group has received considerable scientific attention.

Keywords

Sodium Chloride Cortisol Respiration Angiotensin Beach 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Bentley
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  1. 1.Dept. of PhysiologyThe University of Western AustraliaNedlandsAustralia

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