General, Comparative and Clinical Endocrinology of the Adrenal Cortex - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121715021, 9781483259802

General, Comparative and Clinical Endocrinology of the Adrenal Cortex

1st Edition

Editors: I. Chester Jones I. W. Henderson
eBook ISBN: 9781483259802
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1978
Page Count: 686
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General, Comparative and Clinical Endocrinology of the Adrenal Cortex, Volume 2 focuses on the many facets of adrenocortical form and function. This book discusses the mammalian adrenal cortex in structural, pathological, clinical, biochemical and histophysiological standpoints, including the functional and structural characteristics of the adrenocortical homologue of two poikilothermic groups- Reptilia and Amphibia. The general perspective that the adrenocortical homologue secretes materials that have an ubiquity of metabolism and mode of action in the Vertebrata is also elaborated.

General, Comparative and Clinical Endocrinology of the Adrenal Cortex, Volume 2 covers the steroidogenesis in the zones of the mammalian adrenal cortex; adrenal gland in Reptilia; adrenal cortex of Amphibia; and aldosterone secretion and its clinical disorders. This volume is a good source for zoologists, biologists, and specialists interested in the endocrinology of the adrenal cortex.

Table of Contents


Contributors


Preface


Chapter 1. The Structure of the Mammalian Adrenal Cortex


1. Introduction


2. Methodology


3. General Structure of the Normal Adult, Eutheria


4. Metatheria


5. General Features of Cell Organelles


6. Cytochemistry and Autoradiography at the Ultrastructural Level


7. The Embryonic Mammalian Adrenal Cortex: Morphology and Cytochemistry


8. The Fetal or Transient Cortex and the X Zone


9. Cytophysiology of the Mammalian Adrenal Cortex


10. Stimulation in Experimental Hypoadrenocorticism


11. Problems Associated with the Structure of the Mammalian Adrenal Cortex


12. Conclusion


Acknowledgments


References


Chapter 2. Steroidogenesis in the Zones of the Mammalian Adrenal Cortex


1. Introduction


2. Glucocorticoids


3. Mineralocorticoids: Acute Factors Affecting Secretion


4. Mineralocorticoids: Chronic Factors Affecting Secretion


5. The Renin-Angiotensin System


6. Functional Aspects of Adrenocortical Zonation


7. Inner Zone Function


8. Metatheria


9. Adrenocortical Sex Steroids and Gonadotrophins


References


Chapter 3. Catabolism of the Adrenocortical Hormones


1. Introduction


2. Catabolic Transformations


3. Catabolism of Specific Hormones


References


Chapter 4. The Adrenal Gland in Reptilia


Part 1. Structure


1. Introduction


2. General Morphology


3. Histology


4. Ultrastructure


5. Seasonal Change

Details

No. of pages:
686
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1978
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483259802

About the Editor

I. Chester Jones

I. W. Henderson

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