Fetal Endocrinology

Fetal Endocrinology

1st Edition - January 28, 1981

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  • Editors: Miles J. Novy, John A. Resko
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218991

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Fetal Endocrinology covers many facets of primate reproductive biology. The book discusses some thoughts on the fetoplacental unit and parturition in primates; the development and function of the human fetal adrenal cortex; and postnatum evolution of the adrenal glands of rhesus macaques. The text also describes the regulation of fetoplacental steroidogenesis in rhesus macaque; the comparative biological, immunologic, and chemical properties of the primate chorionic gonadotropins; and urinary estrogens during pregnancy in diverse species. The secretion and physiology of chorionic somatomammotropin in primates; the placental thyroid stimulators and thyroid function in pregnancy; and growth factors in fetal growth and development are also considered. The book further tackles the production and activity of placental releasing hormone; the endocrinology of parturition; and sex-determining genes and gene regulation. The text also looks into the testicular hormone production in fetal rhesus macaque; the control of pituitary gonadotropin secretion in fetal rhesus macaque; and the development of the regulatory mechanisms of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal system in the human fetus. The development of the fetal adrenals in nonhuman primates and perspectives in fetal endocrinology are also encompassed. Reproductive physiologists, pediatricians, gynecologists, and endocrinologists will find the book invaluable.

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  • Contents





    Some New Thoughts on the Fetoplacental Unit and Parturition in Primates

    Development and Function of the Human Fetal Adrenal Cortex

    Postnatum Evolution of the Adrenal Glands of Rhesus Macaques

    Regulation of Fetoplacental Steroidogenesis in Rhesus Macaques

    Primate Chorionic Gonadotropins: Their Comparative Biological, Immunologic, and Chemical Properties

    Comparison of Urinary Estrogens during Pregnancy in Diverse Species

    Chorionic Somatomammotropin in Primates: Secretion and Physiology

    Placental Thyroid Stimulators and Thyroid Function in Pregnancy

    Growth Factors in Fetal Growth and Development

    Production and Activity of Placental Releasing Hormones

    Endocrinology of Parturition

    Sex-Determining Genes and Gene Regulation

    Testicular Hormone Production in Fetal Rhesus Macaques

    Control of Pituitary Gonadotropin Secretion in Fetal Rhesus Macaques

    Development of the Regulatory Mechanisms of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal System in the Human Fetus: The Chorionic-Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis

    Pituitary Peptides in Primate Fetuses

    Differentiation of Male Social Traits in Female Rhesus Macaques by Prenatal Treatment with Androgens: Variation

    in Type of Androgen, Duration, and Timing of Treatment

    Endocrine Control of Sexual Differentiation in the Human

    Male Pseudohermaphroditism Secondary to 5α-Reductase Deficiency: A Review

    Development of the Fetal Adrenals in Nonhuman Primates: Electron Microscopy

    Perspectives in Fetal Endocrinology


Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483218991

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Miles J. Novy

John A. Resko

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