Hormonal Steroids: Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics, Volume I focuses on various research on steroids and their biological and medical involvements.
Comprised of 60 chapters, the book presents the literature of various authors who have conducted research on the relationship between hormonal steroids and biochemistry, pharmacology, and therapeutics. The discussions start with the identification of steroids with hormone-like activities. This discussion includes the nature, compositions, properties, possible uses, and reactions of these hormones when exposed to different conditions and controlled environments.
The book then proceeds with discussions on synthesis and metabolism of hormonal steroids. These discussions are supported by graphical representations, reviews, recommendations, and methodologies. The book then explains the control of synthesis and release of steroid hormones. This part notes the relationship of renal and adrenal hormones; the control and production of corticosterone; neurosecretion and control of the pituitary gland; and release of ovulating hormones. The book also highlights the mechanism of steroid action, noting the probable interrelationships of steroids, nonsteroids, intermediary metabolism, and inflammation. Various research are presented on the possible clinical applications of steroids.
The text is a vital reference for readers who are interested in the study of hormones.