Basic Medical Endocrinology - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780122904219, 9780080488363

Basic Medical Endocrinology

3rd Edition

Authors: H. Maurice Goodman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122904219
eBook ISBN: 9780080488363
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 2003
Page Count: 469
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Basic Medical Endocrinology, Third Edition provides up-to-date coverage of rapidly unfolding advances in the understanding of hormones involved in regulating most aspects of bodily functions. The discussion focuses on molecular and cellular aspects of hormone production and action firmly rooted in the context of integrative physiology. Topics are approached from the perspective of a physiologist with four decades of teaching experience.

This book is richly illustrated with both descriptive schematic diagrams and laboratory findings obtained in clinical studies. Each of the thirteen in-depth chapters starts with an 'Overview' of the topic and ends with a 'Suggested Reading' list.

Key Features

  • Single authorship provides continuity and consistency between chapters
  • Richly illustrated with over 200 illustrations
  • IThirteen in-depth chapters incorporating the latest insights gleaned from rapidly expanding genetic studies of humans and rodents
  • Author has taught subject for over 40 years


Students, researchers, and professionals in endocrinology and bone/mineral research.

Table of Contents

Introduction Pituitary Gland Thyroid Gland Adrenal Glands The Pancreatic Islets Principles of Hormonal Integration Regulation of Sodium and Water Balance Hormonal Regulation of Calcium Metabolism Hormonal Regulation of Fuel Metabolism Hormonal Control of Growth Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Male Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: Pregnancy and Lactation


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About the Author

H. Maurice Goodman

Dr. Goodman has forty-five years of experience teaching endocrinology and physiology to medical students at Harvard Medical School and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has been engaged in NIH funded research in endocrinology for 40 years and published more than 150 articles in leading endocrinology journals. He is the founding Chairman of his department at UMass and has recently retired as Chairman after serving for 36 years..

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA


"...clear chapter organization and elegant illustration. It would be a useful purchase for academic and clinical medical libraries, and may be picked up as the primary text for courses in endocrinology at medical schools." -E-STREAMS (2003) "...provides first year medical students with a basic knowledge of normal endocrine physiology a both cellular and molecular levels and prepare them for more advanced studies of endocrine pathology and therapies." -TRENDS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM (September 2003) "...provides a solid overview of endocrine function and introductory text that provides a solid basis of background information for the aspiring clinician, or for students planning to progress in a direction that investigates a broader range of organisms." - GENERAL & COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY (July 2003) "...presents the subject of human endocrinology in a way that actually makes the reader want more...this is an outstanding text for medical students, graduate students, and researchers who need a good reference book in the field." -LIFE SCIENCE BOOK REVIEW (2003) "Basic Medical Endocrinology should provide first year medical students with a basic knowledge of normal endocrine physiology at both cellular and molecular levels and prepare them for more advanced studies of endocrine pathology and therapies." -UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER