Biological Aspects of Circadian Rhythms by Franz Halberg (auth.), J. N. Mills (eds.)

By Franz Halberg (auth.), J. N. Mills (eds.)

A "biological clock" has now been inferred in such a lot of and such diversified organisms and tissues that even a precis of the extra fascinating and demanding observations will be a tedious and encyclopaedic compila­ tion, whose bibliography may think a frightening dimension. it's going to even be obsolescent at the day of booklet. the recent titles showing within the per thirty days lists are scattered via many journals, yet a brand new magazine committed solely to rhythm learn released its first factor in may possibly, 1970-the magazine of Interdisciplinary Cycle Research-and one other, Chronobiology, looks in 1973. during this quantity numerous authors were requested to study separate features inside their very own fields of analysis, within the desire that thereby the reader may well achieve an idea of the numerous instructions of energetic growth and be larger positioned to interrelate them than will be attainable after a extra exhaustive learn of a constrained a part of the sector. the end result is a chain of essays during which each one contributor has exercised his individuality in rules, variety and presentation, and, at a few issues, in vocabulary, even supposing the thesaurus contains a variety of phrases which were rather in general used.

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Bonini, S. Marforio, F. Halberg and J. Reinhardt, Transverse circadian rhythmometry of 1 7-hydroxycorticosteroid excretion in patients with multiple sclerosis. Rass. Neur. , 22, 101-118 (1968). 21. F. Halberg, J. Reinhardt, F. Bartter, C. Delea, R. Gordon, A. Reinberg, J. Ghata, H. Hofmann, M. Halhuber, R. Gunther, E. Knapp, j. C. Pena and M. Garcia-Sainz, Agreement in endpoints from circadian rhythmometry on healthy human beings living on different continents. Experientia, 25, 107-112 (1969). 22.

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