The fifth edition of Vertebrate Endocrinology provides a complete overview of the endocrine system of vertebrates. It begins by emphasizing the mammalian system as the basis of most terminology and understanding of endocrine mechanisms and then applies that terminology and understanding to non-mammals. The text explains the intricate relationships among all of the body systems and their regulation by hormones and other bioregulators at different stages of an animals life cycle, also giving the reader a sense of their development through evolutionary time. From feeding and metabolism to reproduction and the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, this book covers a wide range of chemical bioregulation. Extensive appendices cover vertebrate phylogeny and evolution, bioassays, tissue types, comparative pituitary cytology and more.
Vertebrate Endocrinology is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the biological sciences, animal sciences, and veterinary sciences as well as endocrine researchers in comparative, veterinary, and mammalian endocrinology.
Hardbound, 580 Pages
Published: June 2013
Imprint: Academic Press