This is a comprehensive reference covering the advances in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and metabolic nitrogen exchange. Written by experts in their fields, the text discusses various aspects of hepatic nitrogen metabolism, protein metabolism, renal ammonia metabolism, neurobiology and neuropharmacology, and ammonia in the pathogenesis of HE. Benzodiazepine receptor ligands in the pathogenesis of HE are featured, and amino acids, amines, and zinc in the pathogeneis of HE are investigated. Studies done with various animal models are included. New techniques, MR spectroscopy and imaging, are highlighted. Steps for the diagnosis and assessment of HE are provided, and the effects of therapy are examined. Useful information is given regarding the metabolic aspects of liver cirrhosis and liver cell physiology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Weight: 1088 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 41 mm
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