Edited By: M Kato, T Shigemitsu, J Miyakoshi and O Fujiwara
336 pages, 40 illus
This book will serve as an ideal guide to the relatively new and complex field of bioelectromagnetics for students and researchers interested in the interaction of biological systems and electromagnetic fields. Coverage details:(1) biological responses of human and animals, both in vivo and in vitro methodologies, to magnetic and/or electromagnetic field exposure, (2) characteristics of effective fields, (3) hypotheses to explain possible mechanisms of interaction between the fields and cells, and (4) induced current in ELF and induced heat in RF fields as key interaction mechanisms.
From the reviews: "The aim of this very interesting book is to give an overview of the effects of electromagnetic fields on living organisms. ! This book gives an overwhelming information about experiments on the biological effects of EM in biology. ! This book can be read by students with a bachelor degree in physics, biology and engineering. ! I highly recommend this work to researchers in electrical engineering, biology, physics, medicine and to anyone interested in this current matter." (Fernande Dhoore, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 29 (4), 2007)
Part I. Overview, Endpoints, Methodologies.- Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Endpoints and Methodologies.- Part II Extremely Low Frequency.- Chapter 3. Experimental Results: In vivo.- Chapter 4. Experimental Results: In vitro.- Chapter 5. Dosimetry Related to ELF Electromagnetic Field Exposure Experiments.- Chapter 6. What Magnetic Field Parameters are Biologically Effective?- Chapter 7. Induced Current as the Candidate Mechanism for Explanation of Biological Effects.- Chapter 8. Electromagnetic Fields, Biophysical Processes, and Proposed Biophysical Mechanisms.- Part III Radiofrequency Fields.- Chapter 9. Radiofrequency Dosimetry and Exposure Systems.- Chapter 10. Radiofrequency Biology: In Vivo.- Chapter 11. Radiofrequency Biology: In Vitro.- Chapter 12. Summary and Conclusions.- References.
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