The Hormones V5 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123957160, 9780323141918

The Hormones V5

1st Edition

Physiology, Chemistry and Applications

Authors: NNN Unknown Publisher
eBook ISBN: 9780323141918
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 976
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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


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