The Hormones

The Hormones

Physiology, Chemistry, and Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editors: Gregory Pincus, Kenneth V. Thimann, E. B. Astwood
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270906

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The Hormones: Physiology, Chemistry, and Applications, Volume V provides information pertinent to the nature and function of hormones. This book provides a variety of topics, including pituitary hormones, thyroid, thyroid hormones, mammalian hormones, tumors and hormones, and some problems in endocrine medicine. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the knowledge of the structure and other chemical aspects of the hormones. This text then examines the effects of growth hormone on nitrogen retention and body composition and discusses the metabolic basis for the nitrogen-retaining action of growth hormone. Other chapters consider the biochemical pathways of metabolism and their control in thyroid tissue. This book discusses as well tumor induction in endocrine organs following hormonal imbalance. The final chapter deals with the many and varied causes of the spontaneous endocrine disorders. This book is a valuable resource for organic chemists, biochemists, endocrinologists, morphologists, physiologists, students, and research workers.

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 ACTH

    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: 9781483270906

About the Editors

Gregory Pincus

Kenneth V. Thimann

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Plant Physiology, Havard University, Cambirdge, Mass

E. B. Astwood

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