American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology: Endocrine System Section 7

American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology: Endocrine System Section 7

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This comprehensive and authoritative reference work examins the role of the endocrine pancreas in the regulation of fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism. The effects of hormones are broadly examined with emphasis on the gene, the cell and the organism as a whole. The functions of the pancreatic hormones in the integrated response of the body to various physiologic challenges are discussed. Following a general introduction by Sir Philip Randle, the book is divided into four sections:1. The Islets of Langerhans, 2. Target Tissues for Metabolic Regulatory Hormones, 3. Influence of Hormones Acting as Acute Metabolic Regulators on the Actions of Islet Hormones, and 4. Integrated Hormonal Responses to Physiological Challenges. The fourth part covers many interesting conditions such as pregnancy, aging, obesity, hypoglycemia, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and starvation.
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  • Hardback | 1270 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 50.8mm | 3,175.13g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 4 colour plates, numerous figures
  • 0195113268
  • 9780195113266