Hormones and the Aging Process

Hormones and the Aging Process

Proceedings of a Conference Held at Arden House, Harriman, New York, 1955

1st Edition - January 1, 1956

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  • Editors: Earl T. Engle, Gregory Pincus
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272870

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Hormones and the Aging Process covers the proceedings of the conference held at Arden House in Harriman, New York on the role of hormones in aging. The book focuses on the influence of hormones to the aging process, including steroid metabolism, castration, and hormonal regulation. The selection first offers information on the effect of aging on steroid metabolism as reflected in plasma levels; role of thyroid in the aging process; and urinary excretion of gonadotropin as a function of age. The book also takes a look at hormonal regulation of muscle development and steroids and protein metabolism in experimental animals. Discussions focus on the effects of castration, steroids in recovery from protein depletion, androgens and protein metabolism, and protein nutrition and hormone action. The publication examines the androgenic and anabolic action of testosterone derivatives and the effects of hormones on protein metabolism, including growth and thyroid hormones, testosterone, insulin, and adrenal cortical steroids. The book also ponders on the role of steroids in calcium and phosphorus metabolism; mechanisms regulating fluid and electrolyte metabolism; and sex steroid replacement in aging individuals. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the relationship of hormones and the aging process.

Table of Contents


  • Contents

    Participants

    Preface

    Aging and Urinary Steroid Excretion

    Discussion

    Effect of Aging on the Steroid Metabolism as Reflected in Plasma Levels

    Discussion

    The Thyroid in the Aging Process

    Discussion

    Urinary Excretion of Gonadotropin as a Function of Age

    Discussion

    Hormonal Regulation of Muscle Development

    Discussion

    Steroids and Protein Metabolism in Experimental Animals

    Discussion

    Androgenic and Anabolic Action of Testosterone Derivatives

    Discussion

    Naturally Occurring Pathology in the Aging Rat

    Discussion

    Effects of Hormones on Protein Metabolism

    The Role of Steroids in Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism

    Discussion

    Newer Techniques in the Study of Calcium Metabolism in Man and Effects of Hormones Thereon

    Discussion

    Mechanisms Regulating Fluid and Electrolyte Metabolism

    Discussion

    Steroid Hormones in Osteoporosis

    Discussion

    Sex Steroid Replacement in the Aging Individual

    Discussion

    Effects of Steroids in Women with Breast Cancer

    Discussion

    Endocrine Regulation of Prostatic Growth

    Discussion

    The Effects of Some of the Steroid Hormones on the Metabolic Balances in Aged Males

    Discussion

    Cerebral Metabolism in the Aging Process: The Steroid Factor

    Discussion

    Author Index

    Subject Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1956
  • Published: January 1, 1956
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272870

About the Editors

Earl T. Engle

Gregory Pincus

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