Vertebrate Endocrinology

Vertebrate Endocrinology

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Vertebrate Endocrinology represents more than just a treatment of the endocrine system-it integrates hormones with other chemical bioregulatory agents not classically included with the endocrine system. It provides a complete overview of the endocrine system of vertebrates by first emphasizing the mammalian system as the basis of most terminology and understanding of endocrine mechanisms and then applies that to non-mammals. The serious reader will gain both an understanding of the intricate relationships among all of the body systems and their regulation by hormones and other bioregulators, but also a sense of their development through evolutionary time as well as the roles of hormones at different stages of an animal's life cycle.

Includes new full color format includes over 450 full color, completely redrawn imageFeatures a companion web site hosting all images from the book as PPT slides and .jpeg filesPresents completedly updated and revitalized content with new chapters, such as Endocrine Disrupters and Behavioral EndocrinologyOffers new clinical correlation vignettes throughout
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 580 pages
  • 216 x 276mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0123964652
  • 9780123964656

Table of contents

1. An Overview of Chemical Bioregulation in Vertebrates

2. Methods to Study Bioregulation

3. Synthesis, Metabolism, and Actions of Bioregulators

4. Organization of the Mammalian Hypothalamus-Pituitary Axes

5. The Hypothalamuse Pituitary System in Non-Mammalian Vertebrates

6. The Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid (HPT) Axis of Mammals

7. The Hypothalamuse-Pituitary-Thyroid (HPT) Axis of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates

8. The Mammalian Adrenal Glands: Cortical and Chromaffin Cells

9. Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Adrenals

10. The Endocrinology of Mammalian Reproduction

11. Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Reproduction

12. Chemical Regulation of Feeding, Digestion and Metabolism

13. Comparative Aspects of Feeding, Digestion, and Metabolism

14. Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis
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Review quote

".what makes this book particularly useful for many aspects of the study of life science lies in its synthesis, its making of links between different aspects of biology."--The Biologist,Vol 61, No 6

"This book will be useful for graduate students interested in comparative endocrinology.As an instructor of veterinary endocrinology, I found this book to be a good source for both illustrations and basic information, and a complement for clinical and animal management discussions in endocrinology."--Journal of American Veterinary Medicine Association, December 15, 2013 ".constitutes a major and unique contribution to this area.contains a wealth of factual information.[and] admirably succeeds in stimulating the scientific curiosity of readers and in conveying a sense of fascination for the intricate mechanisms and importance of endocrinology."--General and Comparative Endocrinology ".a good text for comparative endocrinology classes or classes composed of students from a wide variety of disciplines.this book is well written and organized. Concepts are explained in a manner that should be easily understandable to beginning endocrinology students."--Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
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