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Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

Expert Consult-Online and Print

The latest edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology edited by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, helps you diagnose and treat your patients effectively with up-to-the minute, practical know-how on all endocrine system disorders. Comprehensive yet accessible, this extensively revised 12th Edition updates you on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more so you can provide your patients with the most successful treatments. Find scientific insight and clinical data interwoven in every chapter, reflecting advances in both areas of this constantly changing discipline, and presented in a truly accessible format. You’ll also access valuable contributions from a dynamic list of expert authors and nearly 2.000 full-color images to help you with every diagnosis. Along with convenient online access at www.expertconsult.com, this title has everything you need to manage any and all the clinical endocrinopathies you may encounter.


Endocrinology, Internal Medicine

Hardbound, 1920 Pages

Published: May 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0324-5


  • Section I: Hormones and Hormone Action

    Chapter 1: Principles of Endocrinology

    Chapter 2: The Endocrine Patient

    Chapter 3: Genetic Control of Peptide Hormone Formation

    Chapter 4: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act on Nuclear Receptors

    Chapter 5: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act at the Cell Surface

    Chapter 6: Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders

    Section II: Hypothalamus and Pituitary

    Chapter 7: Neuroendocrinology

    Chapter 8: Pituitary Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation

    Chapter 9: Pituitary Disorders

    Chapter 10: Posterior Pituitary

    Section III: Thyroid

    Chapter 11: Thyroid Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Disorders

    Chapter 12: Thyrotoxicosis

    Chapter 13: Hypothyroidism and Thyroiditis

    Chapter 14: Nontoxic Diffuse and Nodular Goiter and Thyroid Neoplasia

    Section IV: Adrenal Cortex and Endocrine Hypertension

    Chapter 15: The Adrenal Cortex

    Chapter 16: Endocrine Hypertension

    Section V: Reproduction

    Chapter 17: The Physiology and Pathology of the Female Reproductive Axis

    Chapter 18: Hormonal Contraception

    Chapter 19: Testicular Disorders

    Chapter 20: Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

    Section VI: Endocrinology and the Life Span

    Chapter 21: Endocrine Changes in Pregnancy

    Chapter 22: Endocrinology of Fetal Development

    Chapter 23: Disorders of Sex Development

    Chapter 24: Normal and Aberrant Growth

    Chapter 25: Puberty: Ontogeny, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, and Disorders

    Chapter 26: Hormones and Athletic Performance

    Chapter 27: Endocrinology and Aging

    Section VII: Mineral Metabolism

    Chapter 28: Hormones and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

    Chapter 29: Metabolic Bone Disease

    Chapter 30: Kidney Stones

    Section VIII: Disorders of Carbohydrates and Metabolism

    Chapter 31: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Chapter 32: Type 1 Diabetes

    Chapter 33: Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

    Chapter 34: Glucose Homeostasis and Hypoglycemia

    Section IX: Body Fat and Lipid Metabolism

    Chapter 35: Neuroendocrine Control of Energy Stores

    Chapter 36: Obesity

    Chapter 37: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

    Chapter 38: Endocrinology of HIV/AIDS

    Chapter 39: Gastrointestinal Hormones and Gut Endocrine Tumors

    Section X: Polyendocrine and Neoplastic Disorders

    Chapter 40: Pathogenesis of Endocrine Tumors

    Chapter 41: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

    Chapter 42: The Immunoendocrinopathy Syndromes

    Chapter 43: Endocrine Management of the Cancer Survivor (title changed)

    Chapter 44: Carcinoid Tumors, Carcinoid Syndrome and Related Disorders


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