Endocrinology Adult and Pediatric: Neuroendocrinology and The Pituitary Gland

6th Edition


  • Shlomo Melmed
  • J. Larry Jameson
  • Leslie De Groot
    • Print ISBN 9780323240628

    Key Features

    • Stay abreast of the newest knowledge in neuroendocrinology and the pituitary gland, including…
      • the most recent understanding of fundamental cellular and physiologic functions of the neuroendocrine system
      • mechanisms underlying clinical disorders
      • approaches to managing patients harboring disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
      • and much more.
    • Approach any subject either by specific gland or through a discussion of multi-hormonal integration of endocrine function, as led by the "master conductor of the endocrine orchestra," the pituitary gland.
    • Gain a state-of-the-art understanding of comprehensive descriptors, integrating endocrine cell ontogeny, hormonal control of growth and maturation processes, and childhood and young adult pathophysiology with maturation and aging processes.
    • Count on all the authority that has made Endocrinology, 6th Edition, edited by Drs. Jameson and De Groot, the go-to clinical medical reference for endocrinologists worldwide.
    • Make the best clinical endocrinology decisions with an enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice in conjunction with expert opinion.

    Table of Contents

    1. Development of the Pituitary
    2. Prolactin
    3. Adrenocotricotropic Hormone
    4. Endocrine Rhythms, The Sleep-Wake Cycle, and Biological Clocks
    5. Hypothalamic Syndromes
    6. Hypopituitarism and Growth Hormone Deficiency
    7. Acromegaly
    8. Cushing’s Syndrome
    9. Clinically Nonfunctioning Sellar Masses
    10. Tsh-Producing Adenomas
    11. Disorders of Prolactin Secretion and Prolactinomas
    12. Pituitary Surgery
    13. Evaluation and Management of Childhood Hypothalamic and Pituitary Tumors
    14. Vasopressin, Diabetes Insipidus, and the Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
    15. The Pineal Gland and Melatonin
    16. Regulation of Growth Hormone and Action (Secretagogues)
    17. Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and its Binding Proteins
    18. Somatic Growth and Maturation
    19. Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children


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    About the authors

    Shlomo Melmed

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Medicine, Senior Vice President and Dean of the Medical Faculty, Cedars Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, California

    J. Larry Jameson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine, Dean, Raymond and Ruth Perelman, School of Medicine, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Leslie De Groot

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Research Professor, University of Rhode Island; Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago; President, MDTEXT.COM, Incorporated, South Dartmouth, Massachusetts