Vertebrate Endocrinology: v.4 : Fundamentals and Biomedical Implications
The fourth volume in a work which aims to emphasize the importance of comparative endocrinological studies to clinical and biomedical research and which bridges the gap between comparative and medical endocrinologists. This volume is a comprehensive treatment of reproductive endocrinology by leading authorities in the field. All aspects of the natural reproductive cycle are covered, and mechanisms of controlling reproduction are discussed. Topics discussed include the structure, activity, and mechanisms of action of hormones in the brain, pituitary gland and the gonad, the mechanisms of sex determination, and methods for controlling the reproductive system.
- Hardback | 350 pages
- 01 Apr 1991
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Gonadotropin-releasing hormones, J.A.King and R.P.Millar; gonadotropins, S.Ishii; estrogens and progestins, K.W.Selcer and W.W.Leavitt; androgens, A.Bourne; sexual differentiation, S.S.Wachtel et al; natural regulation of reproductive cycles, J.C.Wingfield and G.J.Kenagy; artificial regulation of reproductive cycles, J.M.Whittier; the pineal gland - reproductive interactions, R.J.Reiter; endocrine control of reproduction - evolutionary considerations, Y.A.Fontaine et al.