Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

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This textbook covers knowledge in the endocrine sciences. Each chapter is structured to cover both established concepts and newer developments. The chapters blend basic science with essential elements of clinical knowledge in order to give students an appreciation of the consequences of deranged endocrine function. This 4th Edition presents the latest advances in energy metabolism, obesity and the control of appetite, interactions between the immune and endocrine systmes and their implication for tumor growth, hypothalamic peptides involved in the regulation of pituitary function, fluid and electrolyte balance, hormones of the heart and brain and the series of factors that regulate gonadal, adrenal and thyroid development and function. The two chapters on the rapidly evolving fields of genes and hormones and sexual differentiation have been completely rewritten by new authors. This book is intended for medical students taking physiology and advanced undergraduate students taking physiology and basic endocrinology courses.show more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 132 line illustrations
  • 0195135407
  • 9780195135404

Table of contents

Sergio R. Ojeda, James E. Griffin: Organization of the Endocrine System; 2: Perrin C. White: Genes and Hormones; 3: Carole R. Mendelson: Mechanisms of Hormone Action; 4: M. Linette Casey: Cytokines and Immune-Endocrine Interactions; 5: James E. Griffin: Assessment of Endocrine Function; 6: Sergio R. Ojeda, Samuel M. McCann: The Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalamus; 7: Willis K. Samson: The Posterior Pituitary and Water Metabolism; 8: Keith Parker: Disorders of Sexual Differentation; 9: Sergio R. Ojeda: Female Reproduction Function; 10: James E. Griffin: Male Reproductive Function; 11: Bruce R. Carr: Fertilization, Implantation, and Endocrinology of Pregnancy; 12: Pinchas Cohen, Ron G. Rosenfeld: Growth Regulation; 13: James E. Griffin: The Thyroid; 14: Norman M. Kaplan: The Adrenal Glands; 15: neil A. Breslau: Calcium Homeostasis; 16: Daniel W. Foster, J. Dennis McGarry: Glucose, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism.show more

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From reviews of previous editions: "This text succeeds in providing excellent, very readable coverage of the field of endocrinology. The consistent clearness of writing is commendable. This text can be highly recommended for graduate level courses and for medical students beyond the first year."--Endocrine News ..".The expertise of the contributors i their fields is evident throughout, and the approach and level of detail are appropriate in the UK for the second-year preclinical students, for those studying endocrine options, and for those in clinical years needing to refresh and and apply their knowledge of physiology"--Experiemntal Physiology"In summary, this textbook incorporates modern concepts in an excellent, readable, concise, and comprehensive introduction or review of endocrine physiology." --Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeions of Canada"The coverage, readability, currency, and cost make Griffin and Ojeda's newest edition a best buy for classroom use or overall review purposes." --TEMshow more

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