Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

Paperback | October 18, 2011

EditorWilliam J. Kovacs, Sergio R. Ojeda

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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, theadrenals, 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 clinicalobservation and the limitations of current knowledge are properly identified. The ideal resource for students entering the field, the Textbook of Endocrine Physiology aims 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.

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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, theadrenals, and calcium homeostasis. Chapters have...

William J. Kovacs is Professor of Medicine at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Sergio R. Ojeda is Senior Scientist and Head of the Division of Neuroscience at Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Or...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:October 18, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199744122

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Table of Contents

1. Organization of the Endocrine System2. Genes and Hormones3. Mechanisms of Hormone Action4. Assessment of Endocrine Function5. The Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalamus6. The Posterior Pituitary and Water Metabolism7. Sexual Differentiation8. Female Reproductive Function9. Male Reproductive Function10. Fertilization, Implantation, and Endocrinology of Pregnancy11. Growth Regulation12. The Thyroid13. The Adrenal Glands14. Calcium Homeostasis15. Glucose, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism