Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-11
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The sixth edition of this highly popular text retains its comprehensive coverage of endocrine basics from previous editions while featuring entirely new chapters on several topics, including the assessment of endocrine function, sexual differentiation, growth regulation, the thyroid, the adrenals, and calcium homeostasis. Chapters have been updated and reorganized to make information easily accessible in concise form, and new figures and tables have been added to enhance the presentation of complex concepts. Fundamental principles of endocrine physiology are reinforced with illustrative examples from clinical observation and the limitations of current knowledge are properly identified. The ideal resource for students entering the field, the Textbook of Endocrine Physiologyaims to provide for all a solid basis in fundamentals of endocrinology and for some, inspiration for the pursuit of advanced medical or graduate studies in the field.

Author Biography

William J. Kovacs, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Sergio R. Ojeda, D.V.M., is Senior Scientist and Head, Division of Neuroscience, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health Sciences University.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. xi
Organization of the Endocrine Systemp. 3
Genes and Hormonesp. 21
Mechanisms of Hormone Actionp. 58
Assessment of Endocrine Functionp. 99
The Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalamusp. 116
The Posterior Pituitary and Water Metabolismp. 148
Sexual Differentiationp. 172
Female Reproductive Functionp. 194
Male Reproductive Functionp. 239
Fertilization, Implantation, and Endocrinology of Pregnancyp. 264
Growth Regulationp. 292
The Thyroidp. 311
The Adrenal Glandsp. 346
Calcium Homeostasisp. 381
Glucose, Lipid, and Protein Metabolismp. 411
Indexp. 441
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