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Adrenaline, Brian B. Hoffman

Label
Adrenaline
Title
Adrenaline
Statement of responsibility
Brian B. Hoffman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Famous as the catalyst of the fight or flight response, adrenaline has also received forensic attention as a perfect, untraceable poison, and rumors persist of its power to revive the dead. True to the spirit of its topic, this book is a stimulating journey that reveals the truth behind adrenaline's scientific importance and popular appeal. Inducing highs of excitement, anger, and terror, adrenaline fuels the extremes of human experience. A rush empowers superhuman feats in emergencies. Risk-taking junkies seek to replicate this feeling in dangerous recreations. And a surge may literally scare us to death. Adrenaline brings us up to speed on the fascinating molecule that drives some of our most potent experiences. Adrenaline was discovered in 1894 and quickly made its way out of the lab into clinics around the world. In this engrossing account, the author examines adrenaline in all its capacities, from a vital regulator of physiological functions to the subject of Nobel Prize-winning breakthroughs. Because its biochemical pathways are prototypical, adrenaline has had widespread application in hormone research leading to the development of powerful new drugs. The author introduces the scientists to whom we owe our understanding, tracing the paths of their discoveries and aspirations and allowing us to appreciate the crucial role adrenaline has played in pushing modern medicine forward. He also investigates the vivid, at times lurid, place adrenaline occupies in the popular imagination, where accounts of its life-giving and lethal properties often leave the realm of fact
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Brian B
Dewey number
616.4/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP572.A27
LC item number
H64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 D-569
  • WK 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adrenaline
  • Epinephrine
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Adrenaline
  • Adrenalin
  • Adrenaline
  • History
  • History
  • History
Label
Adrenaline, Brian B. Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Goldilocks principle -- Ruled by glands -- A country doctors remarkable discovery -- Finding a needle in a haystack -- Adrenaline zips from bench to bedside -- Mind the gap -- How adrenaline stimulates cells -- Lock and key -- New drugs from old molecules -- Adrenaline junkies
Control code
ocn808769550
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780674050884
Lccn
2012035120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674050884
  • (OCoLC)808769550
Label
Adrenaline, Brian B. Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Goldilocks principle -- Ruled by glands -- A country doctors remarkable discovery -- Finding a needle in a haystack -- Adrenaline zips from bench to bedside -- Mind the gap -- How adrenaline stimulates cells -- Lock and key -- New drugs from old molecules -- Adrenaline junkies
Control code
ocn808769550
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780674050884
Lccn
2012035120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674050884
  • (OCoLC)808769550

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