Appropriate for one-semester junior-graduate level courses in Endocrinology, Endocrine Physiology, as well as courses in medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, nutrition, nursing and other related medical or animal sciences where endocrinology is the focus.Hadley provides comprehensive coverage of endocrinology, centralizing on the critical roles of chemical messengers and hormones-whether they are of endocrine or neural origin-in the control of physiological processes. This up-to-date Fifth Edition depicts, through demonstration, the entire human endocrine system in examples designed specifically for premedical and related professional courses.
- Hardback | 585 pages
- 217.7 x 285.2 x 26.9mm | 1,542.7g
- 12 Jan 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 5th edition
Table of contents
1. Introduction to Endocrinology. 2. The Vertebrate Endocrine System. 3. Endocrine Methodologies. 4. General Mechanisms of Hormone Action. 5. Pituitary Hormones. 6. The Endocrine Hypothalamus. 7. Neurohypophysial Hormones. 8. Melanotropic Hormones. 9. Hormonal Control of Calcium Homeostasis. 10. Gastrointestinal Hormones. 11. Pancreatic Hormones and Metabolic Regulation. 12. Growth Hormones. 13. Thyroid Hormones. 14. Catecholamines and the Sympathoadrenal System. 15. Adrenal Steroid Hormones. 16. Endocrinology of Sex Differentiation and Development. 17. Hormones and Male Reproductive Physiology. 18. Hormones and Female Reproductive Physiology. 19. Endocrinology of Pregnancy, Parturition and Lactation. 20. Endocrine Role of the Pineal Gland. 21. Neurohormones. Answers to Review Exercises. Bibliography. Index.