The Endocrine System at a Glance

The Endocrine System at a Glance

Paperback At a Glance (Blackwell)

By (author) Ben Greenstein, By (author) Diana Wood

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 272mm x 10mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444332155
  • ISBN 13: 9781444332155
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 140,276

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The Endocrine System at a Glance provides a highly illustrated and unambiguous introduction to the basic principles and mechanisms of endocrinology and the key endocrine organs, followed by sections on reproductive and metabolic endocrinology. Clinical scenarios contextualise the basic science and illustrate how endocrine conditions present, are diagnosed, and are treated on the wards. This third edition: Includes new material on basic diagnostic tests used in the diagnosis of endocrine disorders Features new material on cancer and endocrinology Includes MCQs for each chapter The Endocrine System at a Glance is ideal for all medical students studying endocrinology and revising for final exams, as well as preparing for clinical attachments. The book is also suitable for those training in allied health professions and nurses specialising in endocrinology.

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Ben Greenstein is Senior Visiting Research Fellow in the Pain Management Unit at the Royal Free School of Medicine, London Diana Wood is Director of Medical Education and Clinical Dean at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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"The book thus succeeds in presenting a comprehensive overview of endocrinology for students of health sciences and of clinical endocrinology. It is a concise guide as well as a revision aid. Practicing clinicians also will enjoy dipping into the book from time to time for refreshing knowledge." (J.Trop.Ped, 2011)

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"The Endocrine System at a Glance" provides a highly illustrated and unambiguous introduction to the basic principles and mechanisms of endocrinology and the key endocrine organs, followed by sections on reproductive and metabolic endocrinology. Clinical scenarios contextualise the basic science and illustrate how endocrine conditions present, are diagnosed, and are treated on the wards.This third edition: Includes new material on basic diagnostic tests used in the diagnosis of endocrine disordersFeatures new material on cancer and endocrinologyIncludes MCQs for each chapter"The Endocrine System at a Glance" is ideal for all medical students studying endocrinology and revising for final exams, as well as preparing for clinical attachments. The book is also suitable for those training in allied health professions and nurses specialising in endocrinology.

Table of contents

Preface to the Third Edition 6 Preface to the First Edition 7 Part 1 Fundamentals 1. Introduction 8 2. Chemical transmission 10 3. Mechanisms of hormone action: I Membrane receptors 12 4. Mechanisms of hormone action: II Intracellular receptors 14 5. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland 16 6. Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone: a peptide hormone 18 7. Principles of feedback control 20 8. Endocrine function tests 22 Part 2 Growth 9. Growth: I Cellular growth factors 24 10. Growth: II Normal growth 26 11. Growth: III Growth hormone 28 12. Growth: IV Pathophysiology 30 Part 3 Thyroid 13. Thyroid: I Thyroid gland and thyroid hormones 32 14. Thyroid: II Thyroid hormone secretion and action 34 15. Thyroid: III Thyroid pathophysiology 36 Part 4 Adrenals and autoimmunity 16. Adrenal gland: I Adrenal medulla 38 17. Adrenal gland: II Adrenocortical hormones 40 18. Adrenal gland: III Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) 42 19. Adrenal gland: IV Cortisol and androgens 44 20. Adrenal gland: V Aldosterone 46 21. Adrenal gland: VI Pathophysiology 48 22. Endocrine autoimmunity 50 Part 5 Sexual differentiation and development 23. Sexual differentiation and development: I Introduction 52 24. Sexual differentiation and development: II Puberty 54 Part 6 Female reproduction 25. Female reproduction: I Menstrual cycle 56 26. Female reproduction: II Ovarian steroids 58 27. Female reproduction: III Pregnancy 60 28. Female reproduction: IV Parturition and lactation 62 29. Female reproduction: V Pathophysiology 64 30. Female reproduction: VI Contraception 66 Part 7 Male reproduction 31. Male reproduction: I The testis 68 32. Male reproduction: II Actions of androgens 70 33. Male reproduction: III Pathophysiology 72 Part 8 Posterior pituitary hormones, salt and water balance and hypertension 34. Oxytocin 74 35. Vasopressin 76 36. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system 78 37. Endocrine hypertension 80 Part 9 Metabolic endocrinology: Pancreas and gastrointestinal tract 38. Insulin: I The pancreas and insulin secretion 82 39. Insulin: II Insulin action 84 40. Insulin: III Type 1 diabetes mellitus 86 41. Insulin: IV Type 2 diabetes mellitus 88 42. Glucagon 90 43. Gastrointestinal hormones 92 Part 10 Metabolic endocrinology: Energy homoeostasis and obesity 44. Energy homoeostasis: I Summary 94 45. Energy homoeostasis: II Central control 96 46. Obesity: I Causes of obesity 98 47. Obesity: II Cardiovascular and respiratory complications 100 48. Obesity: III Insulin resistance and endocrine complications 102 Part 11 Calcium and metabolic bone disease 49. Calcium: I Parathyroid hormone 104 50. Calcium: II Calcitonin 106 51. Calcium: III Vitamin D 108 52. Bone remodelling 110 53. Metabolic bone disease: I Paget's disease 112 54. Metabolic bone disease: II Primary osteoporosis 114 55. Metabolic bone disease: III Secondary osteoporosis 116 Part 12 Self assessment MCQs 118 Answers 133 Appendix: Normal Values 136 Glossary 137 Index 139