Basic Medical Endocrinology

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Elsevier, Mar 14, 2003 - Medical - 469 pages
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Basic Medical Endocrinology, Third Edition provides up-to-date coverage of rapidly unfolding advances in the understanding of hormones involved in regulating most aspects of bodily functions. The discussion focuses on molecular and cellular aspects of hormone production and action firmly rooted in the context of integrative physiology. Topics are approached from the perspective of a physiologist with four decades of teaching experience.

This book is richly illustrated with both descriptive schematic diagrams and laboratory findings obtained in clinical studies. Each of the thirteen in-depth chapters starts with an 'Overview' of the topic and ends with a 'Suggested Reading' list.

* Single authorship provides continuity and consistency between chapters
* Richly illustrated with over 200 illustrations
* IThirteen in-depth chapters incorporating the latest insights gleaned from rapidly expanding genetic studies of humans and rodents
* Author has taught subject for over 40 years
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Pituitary Gland
53
Chapter 3 Thyroid Gland
77
Chapter 4 Adrenal Glands
111
Chapter 5 The Pancreatic Islets
165
Chapter 6 Principles of Hormonal Integration
205
Chapter 7 Regulation of Sodium And Water Balance
221
Chapter 8 Hormonal Regulation of Calcium Metabolism
255
Chapter 9 Hormonal Regulation of Fuel Metabolism
291
Chapter 10 Hormonal Control of Growth
327
Chapter 11 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Male
361
The Menstrual Cycle
391
Pregnancy and Lactation
423
Index
457
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Dr. Holt was the co-director of the Endocrine Neoplasia Group; the Connecticut Endocrine Society President (2006); recognized as Connecticut Magazine Top Docotrs in 205 and 2016.

.Dr. Peery is an assistant professor and teaches medical students at the Cumming School of Medicine. He received his PhD from the University of Saskatchewan and focused his research on the pathogenesis of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, cancer biomarkers, and endometriosis. Dr. Peery holds a Masters degree in microbiology (Ohio State University), and a PhD in molecular neuropharmacology (University of Saskatchewan).