Endocrinology : People and Ideas

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This volume describes the principal ideas and developments in endocrinology, from the time of Aristotle to the most recent discoveries. It begins by discussing vasopressin, and then examines the development of concepts in the control of pituitary hormones and their target glands. Also covered are the various pituitary hormones under neuronal control, pituitary target glands, peripheral hormones, pancreatic hormones, hormone receptors, and comparative endocrinology.
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  • Hardback | 476 pages
  • 172.7 x 254 x 30.5mm | 1,020.58g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195207181
  • 9780195207187

Table of contents

L. Share: Vasopressin and regulation of water homeostasis and cardiovascular function; C.H. Sawyer: Anterior pituitary Neural control concepts; S.M. McCann: Saga of the discovery of hypothalamic releasing and inhibiting hormones; R.O. Greep: Gonadotrophins; D.H. Nelson: Pituitary-adrenal system; J. Meites: Prolactin; C.T. Sawin: Defining thyroid hormone: its nature and control; K.J. Ryan: Endocrine function of the ovary; R.J. Reiter and M.K. Vaughn: Pineal gland; P.L. Munson: Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin; J. Tepperman: A view of the history of biology from an islet of Langerhans; J. Roth: Receptors and the receptor concept: birth, eclipse and rediscovery; H. Rasmussen and I.L. Schwartz: Mechanism of hormone action; E.H. Blaine and M. Rosenblatt: Atrial natriuretic factor: a hormone from the heart; A. Gorbman: Comparative endocrinology.
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