Principles of Gender-Specific MedicineEdited by
- Marianne Legato
The field of gender-specific medicine examines how normal human biology and physiology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This revealing research covers various conditions that predominantly occur in men as well conditions that predominantly occur in women. Among the areas of greatest difference are cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, the immune system, lung cancer as a consequence of smoking, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases.The Second Edition of Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine will decrease in size from two to one volume and focus on the essentials of gender-specific medicine. In response to the market as well as many of the reviewersâ suggestions, the Editor has eliminated approximately 55 chapters from the first edition to make the book more compact and more focused on the essentials of gender-specific medicine. The content will be completely updated, redundant sections and chapters will be merged with others that are more relevant to the current study of sex and gender differences in human physiology and pathophysiology.
Researchers and practitioners in physiology, cardiology, neurology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology, oncology, immunology, nutrition, and metabolism who research and/or teach gender-specific medicine or sex-based biology. Graduate students and medical fellow trainees in these areas. Specialists and/or general practitioners who treat gender-specific diseases. Together with marketing, we will build a specific tailored message for each specialist group.
Hardbound, 800 Pages
Published: November 2009
Imprint: Academic Press
- Section 1: Gender and Normal Development