Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

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This widely used text provides a thoroughly updated account of current knowledge of endocrinology. Each chapter is structured to cover both established concepts and recent 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. The Fifth Edition features completely revised chapters on cytokines and immune-endocrine interactions, the adrenal glands, and calcium homeostasis. Many of the illustrations throughout the book are new or have been significantly revised to complement the revised text. Fresh examples have also been included so that each chapter continues to show clearly the clinical consequences of deranged endocrine function. Much new scientific information has been added on such topics as the nongeonomic actions of steroid hormones, relaxin receptors, inhibin B, steroid regulating element-binding proteins, IGF-binding proteins, transcriptional regulation of the developing adipocyte, and the regulation of food intake and body weight.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24mm | 979.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • numerous tables & figures
  • 0195165667
  • 9780195165661
  • 1,192,595

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It remains a solid text book of endocrinology written in a solid, no-nonsense style. Spring 2005show more

Table of contents

1. Organization of the Endocrine System; 2. Genes and Hormones; 3. Mechanisms of Hormone Action; 4. Immune-Endocrine Interactions; 5. Assessment of Endocrine Function; 6. The Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalmus; 7. The Posterior Pituitary and Water Metabolism; 8. Sexual Differences; 9. Female Reproductive Function; 10. Male Reproductive Function; 11. Fertilization, Implantation, and Endocrinology of Pregnancy; 12. Growth Regulation; 13. The Thyroid; 14. The Adrenal Glands; 15. Calcium Homeostasis; 16. Glucose, Lipid and Protein Metabolismshow more

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