Endocrine Function and Aging by H. James ArmbrechtEndocrine Function and Aging by H. James Armbrecht

Endocrine Function and Aging

byH. James ArmbrechtIntroduction byT.F. WilliamsEditorRodney M. Coe

Paperback | September 26, 2011

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One of the hallmarks of aging is the decreased capacity to adapt to changes in the environment. In a constant, controlled environment, it is often difficult to distin­ guish the functioning of the young organism from that of the old. However, when stresses are applied-temperature stresses, dietary stresses, infection, emotional stresses-the differences are more apparent. Frequently, the response ofthe old is delayed and may never reach the same mag'nitude as the young. These responses, in most cases, are mediated by the neuroendocrine system, which communicates via hormones, neurotransmitters, and related substances. Thus, it is important to understand the age-related changes that take place in the secretion and act ion of these substances and how these changes relate to the well-being of the whole organism. Indeed, the "neuroendocrine theory of aging" proposes that almost all of the characteristics of aging can be accounted for by dysfunction of the neuroendocrine system. A book on endocrine function and aging is particularly relevant at this time. With the advent of the techniques of molecular biology, there has bee<_20_an20_exploc2ad_20_sion20_of20_knowledge20_concerning20_hormone20_secretion20_and20_action.20_hormones2c_20_proc2ad_20_hormones2c_20_hormone20_receptors2c_20_and20_22_second20_messenger22_20_mediators20_rapidly20_are20_being20_cloned20_and20_sequenced.20_such20_knowledge20_gives20_us20_important20_insights20_into20_the20_molecular20_workings20_of20_these20_substances20_as20_well20_as20_into20_the20_genetic20_hasis20_of20_endoc2ad_20_crine20_dysfunction.20_these20_new20_tools20_are20_now20_being20_applied20_to20_the20_problem20_of20_agec2ad_20_related20_changes20_in20_endocrine20_function. an="" _exploc2ad_="" sion="" of="" knowledge="" concerning="" hormone="" secretion="" and="" action.="" _hormones2c_="" _proc2ad_="" _receptors2c_="" _22_second="" _messenger22_="" mediators="" rapidly="" are="" being="" cloned="" sequenced.="" such="" gives="" us="" important="" insights="" into="" the="" molecular="" workings="" these="" substances="" as="" well="" genetic="" hasis="" _endoc2ad_="" crine="" dysfunction.="" new="" tools="" now="" applied="" to="" problem="" _agec2ad_="" related="" changes="" in="" endocrine="">
Title:Endocrine Function and AgingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461279305

ISBN - 13:9781461279303

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Contents: Age-Related Changes in Hormone Secretion and Action.- Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism (Diabetes).- Maintenance of Bone Structure (Osteoporosis).- Maintenance of Reproductive Function (Impotence).- Regulation of Blood Pressure (Hypertension).- Adaptation to Stress.- Index.