The Hormones V5

The Hormones V5

Physiology, Chemistry and Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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The Hormones: Physiology, Chemistry and Applications, Volume V covers the advances in understanding the nature and function of hormones. This seven-chapter volume is a continuation of Volume IV on the endocrinology of plant and non-mammalian animal hormones. The introductory chapters examine the structure, metabolite actions, and some other chemical aspects of pituitary hormones. The following chapter explores the physiological, biochemical, and phylogenetic aspects of thyroid hormones, as well as brief description of thyroid cytology and process kinetics related to the thyroid. This chapter also presents mathematical models describing the processes of accumulation and binding of iodide in the thyroid, along with the release and metabolism of thyroid hormone. These topics are followed by discussions on the methods and concepts used for in vivo studies with labeled steroids in man. A chapter focuses on the role of hormones on tumorigenesis and tumor growth. Another chapter considers the concepts of mode of action of other hormones, such as insulin, epinephrine, and estradiol. The concluding chapter treats some examples of endocrine disease from the standpoint of the biological problems. Endocrinologists, physiologists, biochemists, phylogeneticists, and researchers who are interested in expanding knowledge on hormones will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume V

    Contents of Volume I

    Contents of Volume II

    Contents of Volume III

    Contents of Volume IV

    I. Chemistry of Pituitary Hormones

    I. General Introduction

    II. Oxytocin and Vasopressin

    III. Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones

    IV. Corticotropin

    V. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

    VI. Luteinizing Hormone

    VII. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone

    VIII. Prolactin

    IX. Growth Hormone

    X. Other Hormones


    II. Metabolic Actions of Pituitary Hormones

    I. Effects of Anterior Pituitary Hormones on Protein Metabolism

    II. Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism after Hypophysectomy

    III. Pituitary Hormones and Carbohydrate Metabolism

    IV. Influence of Pituitary Peptides on Lipid Metabolism


    III. The Thyroid

    I. Introduction

    II. Development and Structure of the Thyroid Gland

    III. Iodide Transport

    IV. Cellular Biochemistry of the Thyroid Gland

    V. Hormonal Biochemistry of the Thyroid Gland

    VI. Agents That Affect the Thyroid Gland

    VII. Iodine Compounds in Body Fluids

    VIII. Metabolism of Iodoamino Acids

    IX. Quantitative Aspects of Thyroid Accumulation and Release of Iodine and the Peripheral Utilization of Thyroid Hormones

    X. Actions of the Thyroid Hormones Fundamental Aspects

    XI. Effects of the Thyroid Hormones on Organ Systems

    XII. Miscellaneous Effects of the Thyroid Hormones

    XIII. Concluding Remarks


    IV. In Vivo Studies of Steroid Dynamics in Man

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods and Concepts

    III. The Effects of Binding of Steroids by Plasma Proteins

    IV. Specific Activities of Urinary Metabolites

    V. Appendix


    V. Tumors and Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Tumorigenesis

    III. Tumor Growth


    VI. On the Action of Mammalian Hormones


    I. Introduction

    II. Insulin Action

    III. Epinephrine Action

    IV. Action of A C T H

    V. Action of Estradiol

    VI. Conclusion and Summary


    VII. Selected Problems in Endocrine Medicine

    I. Introduction

    II. Diabetes mellitus

    III. Hypoglycemia

    IV. The Adrenal Cortex

    V. The Use of Glucocorticoids in General Medicine

    VI. The Adrenal Medulla

    VII. The Thyroid

    VIII. The Parathyroid

    IX. Growth Hormone

    X. The Pineal Gland

    XI. Genetic Aspects


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 976
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141918

About the Author

NNN Unknown Publisher

NNN Unknown Publisher
Mohammad Reza Kiani is a research associate at the University of Tehran. He started his research with writing a book chapter about aquatic water and water treatment. He is working on CO2 absorption in micro channels and specifications of microfluidic and nanofluidic systems. His research interests are modelling and experimental investigations about novel methods of CO2 capture. Besides, he has collaborated with other researchers in Shiraz University in writing new book chapters and books from Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, University of Tehran, Iran

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