Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

12th Edition

Authors: Shlomo Melmed Kenneth Polonsky P. Reed Larsen Henry Kronenberg
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437703245
eBook ISBN: 9781437736007
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 27th May 2011
Page Count: 1920


The latest edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology edited by Drs. Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, and Henry M. Kronenberg, helps you diagnose and treat your patients effectively with up-to-the minute, practical know-how on all endocrine system disorders. Comprehensive yet accessible, this extensively revised 12th Edition updates you on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, thyroid disease, testicular disorders, and much more so you can provide your patients with the most successful treatments. Find scientific insight and clinical data interwoven in every chapter, reflecting advances in both areas of this constantly changing discipline, and presented in a truly accessible format. You’ll also access valuable contributions from a dynamic list of expert authors and nearly 2.000 full-color images to help you with every diagnosis. Along with convenient online access at www.expertconsult.com, this title has everything you need to manage any and all the clinical endocrinopathies you may encounter.

Key Features

  • Rely on the one reference that integrates rapidly evolving basic and clinical science in a cohesive, user-friendly format, definitively addresses every topic in the field, and has remained a standard for more than half a century.

Table of Contents

Section I: Hormones and Hormone Action

Chapter 1: Principles of Endocrinology

Chapter 2: The Endocrine Patient

Chapter 3: Genetic Control of Peptide Hormone Formation

Chapter 4: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act on Nuclear Receptors

Chapter 5: Mechanism of Action of Hormones that Act at the Cell Surface

Chapter 6: Laboratory Techniques for Recognition of Endocrine Disorders

Section II: Hypothalamus and Pituitary

Chapter 7: Neuroendocrinology

Chapter 8: Pituitary Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation

Chapter 9: Pituitary Disorders

Chapter 10: Posterior Pituitary

Section III: Thyroid

Chapter 11: Thyroid Physiology and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Thyroid Disorders

Chapter 12: Thyrotoxicosis

Chapter 13: Hypothyroidism and Thyroiditis

Chapter 14: Nontoxic Diffuse and Nodular Goiter and Thyroid Neoplasia

Section IV: Adrenal Cortex and Endocrine Hypertension

Chapter 15: The Adrenal Cortex

Chapter 16: Endocrine Hypertension

Section V: Reproduction

Chapter 17: The Physiology and Pathology of the Female Reproductive Axis

Chapter 18: Hormonal Contraception

Chapter 19: Testicular Disorders

Chapter 20: Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

Section VI: Endocrinology and the Life Span

Chapter 21: Endocrine Changes in Pregnancy

Chapter 22: Endocrinology of Fetal Development

Chapter 23: Disorders of Sex Development

Chapter 24: Normal and Aberrant Growth

Chapter 25: Puberty: Ontogeny, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, and Disorders

Chapter 26: Hormones and Athletic Performance

Chapter 27: Endocrinology and Aging

Section VII: Mineral Metabolism

Chapter 28: Hormones and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism

Chapter 29: Metabolic Bone Disease


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About the Author

Shlomo Melmed

Dr. Melmed co-edits Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, is the Neuroendocrine Section Editor for DeGroot and Jameson's Textbook of Endocrinology, and Williams Textbook of Endocrinology; and is pituitary section author for Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Pituitary, he is on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Investigation and past Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Senior Vice President and Dean of the Medical Faculty, Cedars Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Kenneth Polonsky

Affiliations and Expertise

Richard T. Crane Distinguished Service Professor, Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

P. Reed Larsen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Henry Kronenberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts