Physiology and Pharmacology

1st Edition - December 12, 2005

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  • Author: Andrew Young
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120329540

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Amylin deciphers amylin's physiology and reveals previously unrecognized mechanisms fundamental to control body weight and fuel homeostasis. This book also discusses therapeutic utility of amylin as the first new medicine to treat diabetes since insulin.

Key Features

  • Provides a current comprehensive treatment of amylin the hormone
  • Identifies the majority of amylin's physiologic functions


Endocrinologists, pharmacologists, biochemists, neuroscientists

Table of Contents

  • Section 1:
    Chapter 1. Historical Background
    Chapter 2. Tissue Expression and Secretion of Amylin
    Chapter 3. Receptor Pharmacology
    Section 2: Biological Action of Amylin
    Chapter 4. Amylin and the Integrated control of Nutrient Influx
    Chapter 5. Inhibition of Food Intake
    Chapter 6. Inhibition of Gastric Emptying
    Chapter 7: Effects on Digestive Secretions
    Chapter 8. Inhibition of Glucagon Secretion
    Chapter 9. Inhibition of Insulin Secretion
    Chapter 10. Effects on Plasma Glucose and Lactate
    Chapter 11. Effects in Skeletal Muscle
    Chapter 12. Effects in Liver
    Chapter 13: Effects in Fat
    Chapter 14. Cardiovascular Effects
    Chapter 15. Renal Effects
    Chapter 16. Effects on Bone
    Chapter 17. Central Nervous System and Other Effects
    Chapter 18. Clinical Studies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: December 12, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120329540

About the Author

Andrew Young

Affiliations and Expertise

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc., San Diego, CA, USA

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