How the Endocrine System Works
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How the Endocrine System Works is not another standard introduction to endocrinology, but an innovative and fun way to learn about the importance of the key glands in the human body and the hormones they control. It is explained in 9 easy-to-understand lectures, with additional material on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders.

How the Endocrine System Works:

* Is designed for those in need of a concise introduction to this fascinating area of medicine
* Has been rigorously updated to reflect today's endocrinology teaching
* Includes more focus on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders
* Features more on evidence-based medicine, obesity, epidemiology, and biostatistics
* Includes summaries of key research which affects diagnostic criteria
* Includes brand new case-based review questions at the end of each chapter
* Features full-color diagrams throughout

How the Endocrine System Works is the perfect introduction for all medical students, as well as for students of bioscience, and other healthcare disciplines.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 215 x 276 x 7mm | 450g
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Hoboken, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1118931483
  • 9781118931486
  • 1,910,312

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How the Endocrine System Works is not another standard introduction to endocrinology, but an innovative and fun way to learn about the importance of the key glands in the human body and the hormones they control. It is explained in 9 easy-to-understand lectures, with additional material on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders.

How the Endocrine System Works

- Is designed for those in need of a concise introduction to this fascinating area of medicine
- Has been rigorously updated to reflect today's endocrinology teaching
- Includes more focus on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders
- Features more on evidence-based medicine, obesity, epidemiology, and biostatistics
- Includes summaries of key research which affects diagnostic criteria
- Includes brand new case-based review questions at the end of each chapter
- Features full-color diagrams throughout

How the Endocrine System Works is the perfect introduction for all medical students, as well as for students of bioscience, and other healthcare disciplines.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments vii


How to Use this Book ix


LECTURE 1 An Overview 1


LECTURE 2 Pituitary and Hypothalamus 13


LECTURE 3 The Thyroid 25


LECTURE 4 Adrenal Gland 39


LECTURE 5 Glucose Metabolism 53


LECTURE 6 Calcium Metabolism 77


LECTURE 7 Reproductive Endocrinology 91


LECTURE 8 Lipid Disorders 105


LECTURE 9 Disorders of Multiple Endocrine Glands and Paraneoplastic Syndromes 115


APPENDIX Clinical Trials, Evidence-Based Medicine, and Reading the Literature 119


Glossary 127


Index 131
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