Essential Reproduction

Essential Reproduction

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First Prize in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008 Essential Reproduction provides an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the study of reproduction for students taking courses in reproductive physiology in a wide range of subjects, from medicine and midwifery to veterinary medicine and bioscience. The book spans the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, behavioural science, endocrinology, immunology, genetics and clinical science. It draws out the general, fundamental principles of reproduction, and makes clear the differences between species in relevant areas - often in tabular form or as illustrations for clarity of presentation. There is a strong emphasis on clear structure and layout, and a good use of pedagogical features such as Key Points, Learning Points, and Further Reading.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 214 x 276 x 20mm | 1,039.98g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1405118660
  • 9781405118668
  • 128,029

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First Prize in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008
"Essential Reproduction" provides an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the study of reproduction for students taking courses in reproductive physiology in a wide range of subjects, from medicine and midwifery to veterinary medicine and bioscience.
The book spans the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, behavioural science, endocrinology, immunology, genetics and clinical science. It draws out the general, fundamental principles of reproduction, and makes clear the differences between species in relevant areas - often in tabular form or as illustrations for clarity of presentation. There is a strong emphasis on clear structure and layout, and a good use of pedagogical features such as Key Points, Learning Points, and Further Reading.

Reviews of previous editions ..".this is an excellent book which can be recommended highly as a standard undergraduate text, but which will also prove a pleasurable read to many more senior endocrinologists."
"The Endocrinologist"

"I have rarely enjoyed reading a book so much and would strongly recommend it to all trainee obstetricians and gynaecologists and to all undergraduate medical and science students requiring a thorough introduction to human reproduction and to all requiring insight into the miracle of reproduction in man."
"South African Medical Journal"

"The authors teach reproduction at Cambridge University and this superbly produced book is written for medical, veterinary, and science students."
"British Medical Journal"

"All the major areas of reproduction are covered from sexual differentiation, regulation of gonadal function, action of steroids, implantation and establishment of placentation, maternal recognition and support of pregnancy, fetal physiology, events associated with parturition, lactation and maternal behaviour."
"British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology"
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"Beautifully illustrated, Essential Reproduction is essential reading for medical, veterinary and biological science students, as well as students of physiology and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology." (BMA Medical Book Competition - Programme and Award Winners, September 2008) "This book is excellent for undergraduate studies as it has the perfect level of information. Beautiful diagrams complement clear text and digest this difficult subject down into easy to read sections." Medical Student, Oxford University "It is a unique compilation of basic and clinical aspects of reproduction in an eloquently written text." Doodys Reviews
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About Martin H. Johnson

Professor Martin Johnson is Professor of Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Cambridge. His main research area is preimplantation mammalian development.
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Table of contents

Preface to the sixth edition. How to use this book. Acknowledgments. 1 Sex. 2 Gender and Sexuality. 3 Reproductive Messengers. 4 Testicular Function in the Adult. 5 Ovarian Function in the Adult. 6 Regulation of Gonadal Function. 7 Puberty and the Maturation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis. 8 Actions of Steroid Hormones in the Adult. 9 Coitus and Fertilization. 10 Implantation and the Establishment of the Placenta. 11 Maternal Recognition and Support of Pregnancy. 12 The Fetus and its Preparations for Birth. 13 Parturition. 14 Lactation and Maternal Behaviour. 15 Fertility. Index
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