Introduction to the tracer-based study of metabolism in vivo

Andrea Caumo, Livio Luzi

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The term homeostasiss was coined around 1930 by the American physiologist Walter Bradford Cannon and popularized in his book The Wisdom of the Body. Homeostasis refers to the attempts of living organisms to maintain certain physiological variables (temperature, acid-base balance, blood glucose, etc.) within narrow margins of variation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCellular Physiology and Metabolism of Physical Exercise
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9788847024182, 884702417X, 9788847024175
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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