Recent Progress in Hormone Research

Recent Progress in Hormone Research

The Proceedings of the Laurentian Hormone Conference

1st Edition - January 1, 1948

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  • Editor: Gregory Pincus
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223957

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Recent Progress in Hormone Research: Volume II is a collection of papers presented at the proceedings of the 1946 Laurentian Hormone Conference, held in St. Adele-on-High. This volume is organized into five parts encompassing 14 chapters that explore the methods of hormone analysis, the pituitary and metabolic hormones, and the clinical aspects of endocrinology. The first part discusses some applications of both ultraviolet and infrared absorption spectroscopy to the problem of the elucidation of the structure of sterol compounds. The subsequent parts cover the humoral or nervous factors, which determine the level of functional activity of the pituitary-adrenal system, as well as the mechanism of androgen and estrogen hormone metabolism. These topics are followed by discussions on the hormonal influences on the pancreatic function and the action of the thyroid hormones on diabetes. The concluding part examines the various types of testicular and ovarian deficiency and some related phenomena from the clinical standpoint. This part also explores the genetic and endocrine factors in the growth and development of childhood and adolescence. This book will prove useful to endocrinologists and developmental biologists.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter I. Physical Methods in Hormone Research

    1. The Characterization of Sterol Hormones by Ultraviolet and Infrared Spectroscopy

    2 The Identification and Quantitative Microdetermination of Estrogens by Ultraviolet Absorption Spectrophotometry

    Chapter II. Pituitary Control and Activity

    3. The Pituitary-Adrenal System

    4. Adrenergic Control of the Release of Luteinizing Hormone from the Hypophysis of the Rabbit

    5. The Hormonal Control of Lactation

    Chapter III. Hormone Metabolism

    6. The Role of Factors of the B-Complex in Estrogen Metabolism

    7. The Metabolism of Androgens

    Chapter IV. Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism

    8. The Hormonal Influences on the Secretion of Insulin

    9. The Production of Experimental Glycosuria in the Rat

    10. Physiology and Endocrinology of the Toxic Thioureas

    11. The Action of the Thyroid on Diabetes

    Chapter V. Aspects of Clinical Endocrinology

    12. Sex Hormone Deficiencies. Some Clinical Considerations

    13. The Pathologic Physiology of Adrenal Cortical Tumors and Cushing's Syndrome

    14. Genetic and Endocrine Factors in the Growth and Development of Childhood

    and Adolescence

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  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1948
  • Published: January 1, 1948
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223957

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Gregory Pincus

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