Endocrine Physiology, Third Edition

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-14
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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The Third Edition of Endocrine Physiology offers comprehensive coverage of the basic science and anatomy behind endocrine function. The concepts covered will provide a basis for understanding the physiologic mechanisms involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of organ function. With its focus on must-know principles, Endocrine Physiology is the best review available for the USMLE Step 1 and the perfect reference for residents and fellows.

Author Biography

Patricia Molina, MD, PhD, is head of the Physiology Department of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
General Principles of Endocrine Physiologyp. 1
The Endocrine System: Physiologic Functions & Componentsp. 1
Hormone Chemistry & Mechanisms of Actionp. 3
Hormone Cellular Effectsp. 7
Hormone Receptors & Signal Transductionp. 9
Control of Hormone Releasep. 14
Assessment of Endocrine Functionp. 19
The Hypothalamus & Posterior Pituitary Glandp. 27
Functional Anatomyp. 28
Hormones of the Posterior Pituitaryp. 34
Anterior Pituitary Glandp. 49
Functional Anatomyp. 49
Hypothalamic Control of Anterior Pituitary Hormone Releasep. 52
Hormones of the Anterior Pituitaryp. 52
Diseases of the Anterior Pituitaryp. 69
Thyroid Glandp. 75
Functional Anatomyp. 75
Regulation of Biosynthesis, Storage, & Secretion of Thyroid Hormonesp. 77
Diseases of Thyroid Hormone Overproduction & Undersecretionp. 91
Evaluation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid Axisp. 96
Parathyroid Gland & Ca2+&PO4-Regulationp. 101
Functional Anatomyp. 102
PTH Biosynthesis & Transportp. 102
PTH Target Organs & Physiologic Effectsp. 105
Calcium Homeostasisp. 113
Diseases of PTH Productionp. 124
Adrenal Glandp. 129
Functional Anatomy & Zonationp. 130
Hormones of the Adrenal Cortexp. 131
Hormones of the Adrenal Medullap. 153
Endocrine Pancreasp. 165
Functional Anatomyp. 165
Pancreatic Hormonesp. 166
Diseases Associated with Pancreatic Hormonesp. 182
Male Reproductive Systemp. 189
Functional Anatomyp. 190
Gonadotropin Regulation of Gonadal Functionp. 192
Gonadal Functionp. 196
Physiologic Effects of Androgens at Target Organsp. 201
Neuroendocrine & Vascular Control of Erection & Ejaculationp. 208
Diseases of Testosterone Excess or Deficiencyp. 209
Female Reproductive Systemp. 215
Functional Anatomyp. 216
Gonadotropin Regulation of Ovarian Functionp. 218
Ovarian Hormone Synthesisp. 219
Ovarian Cyclep. 222
Endometrial Cyclep. 230
Physiologic Effects of Ovarian Hormonesp. 233
Age-Related Changes in the Female Reproductive Systemp. 247
Contraception & the Female Reproductive Tractp. 249
Diseases of Overproduction & Undersecretion of Ovarian Hormonesp. 250
Endocrine Integration of Energy & Electrolyte Balancep. 255
Neuroendocrine Regulation of Energy Storage, Mobilization, & Utilizationp. 256
Electrolyte Balancep. 270
Neuroendocrine Regulation of the Stress Responsep. 281
Appendixp. 287
Normal values of metabolic parameters and tests of endocrine function: Plasma and serum valuesp. 287
Normal values of metabolic parameters and tests of endocrine function: Urinary levelsp. 289
Answers to Study Questionsp. 291
Indexp. 293
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