Essential Reproduction

Essential Reproduction

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This book provides a completely integrated approach to the study of mammalian reproduction, spanning the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, immunology, genetics and obstetrics and gynaecology. It draws out the general fundamental points common to reproduction in most mammalian species. However, it does not ignore the differences between species in some areas; often pointing these out in tabular form as an illustration for clarity of presentation. Where the fundamentals differ, an explicit discussion is given in the text. This new edition has been updated and revised to take account of the changing profile of hormones involved in reproduction, covering general principles of hormone action in the widest sense, including new data on growth factors. The new edition will also be in the large "essentials" format with a second colour throughout, and a substantial amount of completely new artwork.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 219 x 276mm | 889g
  • Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 199
  • 0632035250
  • 9780632035250

Table of contents

Preface to the fourth edition; How to use this book; Acknowledgements; Figure Acknowledgements; Sex; Reproductive Messengers; Testicular Function; Ovarian Function; The Regulation of Gonodal Function; Maturation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Gonondal Axis; Actions of Steroid Hormones in the Adult; Coitus and Fertilization; Implantation and the Establishment of the Placenta; Maternal Recognition and Support of Pregnancy; The Fetus and its Preparation for Birth; Parturition; Lactation and Maternal Behaviour; Fertility; Index
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"This superbly produced book is written for medical, veterinary and science students." British Medical Journal "A great deal of thought has been given to the layout, style and content. One beauty of the book is that at one and the same time it can serve as definitive text and revision handbook." British Journal of Hospital Medicine
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