Comparative Physiology, Natural Animal Models, and Clinical Medicine
Insights Into Clinical Medicine From Animal AdaptationseBook - 2007
This book describes a novel and unique approach to the treatment of human diseases based on the study of natural animal models. A natural animal model is defined as an animal group or species that possesses a set of biochemical/physiological characteristics which are natural and adaptive for that animal, but are quite abnormal for humans. For example, how is it that birds can tolerate blood glucose concentrations which in humans are associated with diabetes. The natural animal model is living proof that a biological answer to this question is available. By studying natural animal models, we ca.
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, Ă2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 271 pages)