Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127826028, 9781483259758


1st Edition

Editors: Solomon Zuckerman Barbara J. Weir
eBook ISBN: 9781483259758
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1977
Page Count: 576
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Physiology: The Ovary, Volume II, Second Edition provides an account of the principal aspects of ovarian development, structure and function. The book presents information derived from experimental and chemical studies of the ovary. The articles in the text discuss topics on the control of ovarian development in invertebrates; transplantation of the ovary; ovarian endocrine activities; the relationship of the ovary and the nervous system to behavior; and the nature of environmental variables that alter ovarian function. Physiologists, obstetricians, physicians, and students of medicine will find the book a good reference material.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors



Preface to the First Edition

Contents of Other Volumes

1 Control of Ovarian Development in Invertebrates

I. Introduction

II. Annelida

III. Mollusca

IV. Crustacea

V. Insecta

VI. Echinodermata

VII. Comparative Aspects


2 The Development of Estrogen-Sensitive Tissues of the Genital Tract and the Mammary Gland

I. Introduction

II. Historical Background

III. Origin of the Epithelial Constituents of the Vagina

IV. The Effects of Estrogens

V. Influence of Estrogens on the Mammary Rudiments

VI. Estrogens and the Urogenital Tract in Reptiles

VII. Discussion


3 Transplantation of the Ovary

I. Introduction

II. Assessment of Function of a Grafted Ovary

111. Sites for Transplantation

IV. The Development of an Ovarian Autograft

V. Ovarian Allografts

VI. The Use of Ovarian Grafts


4 Tumors of the Ovary

I. Spontaneous Tumors

II. Induced Tumors

III. Comparison of Experimental Tumors in Animals with Spontaneous Tumors in Man


5 Clinical Manifestations of Disorders of the Human Ovary

I. Introduction

11. Disorders of Embryonic Origin

Ill. Menstrual Disorders

IV. The Menopause


6 The Ovarian Cycle in Vertebrates

I. Introduction

II. Pisces

III. Amphibia

IV. Reptilia

V. Aves

VI. Mammalia


7 Endocrine Activities of the Ovary

I. The Cellular Origin of the Ovarian Steroids

II. The Ovary before Sexual Maturity

III. The Ovary at the End of Reproductive Life

IV. Thyro-Ovarian Relationships

V. Adreno-Ovarian Relationships


8 Ovarian Activity during Gestation

I. Introduction

II. Ovarian Changes in Pregnancy, and the Formation of the Corpus Luteum in Eutherian Mammals

III. The Initiation and Maintenance of Luteal Function

IV. Endocrine Functions of the Ovary during Pregnancy

V. The Role of the Corpus Luteum in the Maintenance of Gestation in Monotremes and Marsupials

VI. The Corpus Luteum and the Maintenance of Gestation in Nonmammalian Vertebrates

VII. Concluding Remarks


9 The Ovary and Nervous System in Relation to Behavior

I. Introduction

II. Organizational Role of Sex Hormones

III. Activational Role of Sex Hormones during Puberty

IV. Activational Role of Sex Hormones in the Adult

V. Mode of Action of Ovarian Hormones

VI. Behavior in the Human Species

VII. Summary and Conclusions


10 External Factors and Ovarian Activity in Mammals

I. Introduction

II. Light

III. Temperature

IV. Olfaction

V. Coitus

VI. Altitude

VII. Nutrition

VIII. Neural Pathways


Author Index

Subject Index


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Solomon Zuckerman

Barbara J. Weir

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