Advances in Metabolic Disorders

Advances in Metabolic Disorders

Volume 4

1st Edition - July 31, 1970

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  • Editors: Rachmiel Levine, Rolf Luft
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215464

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Advances in Metabolic Disorders, Volume 4 covers the developments in the study of metabolic disorders. The book discusses the intestinal factors in the regulation of insulin secretion; antidiuretic hormone synthesis, release, and action under normal and pathological circumstances; and the symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical syndromes of disaccharide malabsorption. The text also describes the hormonal control of fetal development and metabolism; the placental carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism; as well as the metabolic aspects of obesity. The use of liquid formula diets in metabolic studies is also considered. The book will prove invaluable to physicians, endocrinologists, physiologists, and medical students.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Intestinal Factors in the Regulation of Insulin Secretion

    I. Introduction

    II. Alimentary Augmentation of Insulin Secretion

    III. Morphological Considerations

    IV. Humoral Factors in the Control of Insulin Secretion; Intestinal Hormones

    V. Nonhumoral Factors in the Control of Insulin Secretion

    VI. Clinical Implications

    VII. Conclusions


    Antidiuretic Hormone Synthesis, Release, and Action Under Normal and Pathological Circumstance

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemistry of Antidiuretic Hormone and Its Accompanying Substances in the Secreting Nerve Cells

    III. Chemical Synthesis of Vasopressin and Analogs

    IV. Synthetic Analogs as Substitutes or Blocking Substances for Antidiuretic Hormone

    V. Preparations of Labeled Vasopressin

    VI. Biosynthesis of Vasopressin

    VII. Determination

    VIII. Classification of the Vasopressin-Secreting Cells as Peptidergic Neurons

    IX. Can Release of Vasopressin Take Place Independently of Oxytocin Release?

    X. Recent Developments concerning Localization and Function of the Antidiuresis-lnducing Osmoreceptors

    XI. Effect of Nonosmotic Stimuli on the Function of the Vasopressinergic Cells

    XII. Mechanism of Release of Vasopressin from the Neurohypophysis

    XIII. Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH)

    XIV. Diabetes Insipidus

    XV. Recent Developments concerning the Action of Vasopressin


    Disaccharidase Deficiency

    I. Dietary Carbohydrates and Their Products

    II. Normal Disaccharide Absorption

    III. Disaccharide Malabsorption

    IV. Clinical Syndromes of Disaccharide Malabsorption


    Hormonal Control of Fetal Development and Metabolism

    I. Introduction

    II. Reckoning Fetal Stages

    III. Critical Stages and Permanent Effects in Testicular and Thyroid Physiology

    IV. The Anterior Pituitary in Fetal Development

    V. The Hormonal Control of Liver Glycogen

    VI. Fetal Lipids in Normal and Diabetic Pregnancies

    VII. Significance of Birth in Developmental Endocrinology


    The Metabolism of the Placenta

    I. Introduction

    II. Carbohydrate Metabolism

    III. Lipid Metabolism

    IV. Protein Metabolism

    V. Epilogue


    Metabolic Aspects of Obesity

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Physiology of Adipose Tissue

    III. Metabolic Abnormalities in Obesity


    The Use of Liquid Formula Diets in Metabolic Studies: 15 Years’ Experience

    I. Introduction

    II. Advantages of Formula Feeding

    III. Patient's Acceptance of a Formula Regimen

    IV. Ingredients

    V. Formula Preparation, Storage, and Service

    VI. Fecal Excretion on a Formula Regimen

    VII. Applications in Animal Studies

    VIII. Human Energy Requirements, Judged by the Caloric Intake of 114 Adult Patients in the Metabolic Steady State


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: July 31, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215464

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Rachmiel Levine

Rolf Luft

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