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Basic Medical Endocrinology

Basic Medical Endocrinology, Third Edition provides up-to-date coverage of rapidly unfolding advances in the understanding of hormones involved in regulating most aspects of bodily functions. The discussion focuses on molecular and cellular aspects of hormone production and action firmly rooted in the context of integrative physiology. Topics are approached from the perspective of a physiologist with four decades of teaching experience. This book is richly illustrated with both descriptive schematic diagrams and laboratory findings obtained in clinical studies. Each of the thirteen in-depth chapters starts with an 'Overview' of the topic and ends with a 'Suggested Reading' list.

Audience
Students, researchers, and professionals in endocrinology and bone/mineral research.

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Published: February 2003

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-290421-9

Reviews

  • "...clear chapter organization and elegant illustration. It would be a useful purchase for academic and clinical medical libraries, and may be picked up as the primary text for courses in endocrinology at medical schools." -E-STREAMS (2003) "...provides first year medical students with a basic knowledge of normal endocrine physiology a both cellular and molecular levels and prepare them for more advanced studies of endocrine pathology and therapies." -TRENDS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM (September 2003) "...provides a solid overview of endocrine function and control...an introductory text that provides a solid basis of background information for the aspiring clinician, or for students planning to progress in a direction that investigates a broader range of organisms." - GENERAL & COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY (July 2003) "...presents the subject of human endocrinology in a way that actually makes the reader want more...this is an outstanding text for medical students, graduate students, and researchers who need a good reference book in the field." -LIFE SCIENCE BOOK REVIEW (2003) "Basic Medical Endocrinology should provide first year medical students with a basic knowledge of normal endocrine physiology at both cellular and molecular levels and prepare them for more advanced studies of endocrine pathology and therapies." -UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

Contents

  • IntroductionPituitary GlandThyroid GlandAdrenal GlandsThe Pancreatic IsletsPrinciples of Hormonal IntegrationRegulation of Sodium and Water BalanceHormonal Regulation of Calcium MetabolismHormonal Regulation of Fuel MetabolismHormonal Control of GrowthHormonal Control of Reproduction in the MaleHormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: Pregnancy and Lactation

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