The Pituitary

The Pituitary

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The Pituitary, Fourth Edition, continues the tradition of a cogent blend of basic science and clinical medicine which has been the successful hallmark of prior editions. This comprehensive text is devoted to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary disorders. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect new knowledge derived from advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, diagnostics, and therapeutics as they apply to the pituitary gland.

The wide spectrum of clinical disorders emanating from dysfunction of the master gland is described in detail by experts in the field. Fundamental mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis are presented to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of mechanisms subserving both normal and disordered pituitary hormone secretion and action.

This extensive body of knowledge is useful for students, trainees, physicians, and scientists who need to understand critical pituitary functions and how to care for patients with pituitary disorders. Chapters provide medical students, clinical and basic endocrinology trainees, endocrinologists, internists, pediatricians, gynecologists, and neurosurgeons with a comprehensive, yet integrated, text devoted to the science and art of pituitary medicine.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 714 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 38.1mm | 2,110g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0128041692
  • 9780128041697

Table of contents

Section I: Hypothalamic-Pituitary Function

Chapter 1. Pituitary Development

Chapter 2. Hypothalamic Regulation of Anterior Pituitary Function

Chapter 3. Adrenocorticotrophin

Chapter 4. Growth Hormone

Chapter 5. Prolactin

Chapter 6. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone

Chapter 7. Gonadotrophin Hormones

Chapter 8. The Posterior Pituitary

Section II: Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disorders

Chapter 9. The Hypothalamus

Chapter 10. Anterior Pituitary Failure

Chapter 11. Pituitary Dysfunction in Systemic Disorders

Chapter 12. Drugs and Pituitary Function

Chapter 13. The Pituitary Gland in Pregnancy

Chapter 14. Psychiatric Disease in Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disorders

Section III: Pituitary Tumors

Chapter 15. Acromegaly

Chapter 16. Prolactinoma

Chapter 17. Cushing Disease

Chapter 18. Thyrotrophin-Secreting Pituitary Tumors

Chapter 19. Nonfunctioning and Gonadotrophin-Secreting Adenomas

Chapter 20. Atypical Pituitary Adenomas

Chapter 21. Genetics of Pituitary Tumor Syndromes

Chapter 22. Nonpituitary Sellar Masses

Section IV: Pituitary Procedures

Chapter 23. Pituitary Imaging

Chapter 24. Pituitary Surgery
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About Shlomo Melmed

Dr. Melmed co-edits Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, is the Neuroendocrine Section Editor for DeGroot and Jameson's Textbook of Endocrinology, and Williams Textbook of Endocrinology; and is pituitary section author for Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Pituitary, he is on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Investigation and past Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology.
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