Reproduction:, Part 2

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Peter K.T. Pang
Academic Press, Feb 28, 1991 - Science - 366 pages
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Vertebrate Endocrinology: Fundamentals and Biomedical Implication, Volume 4, Part B: Reproduction provides information relevant to the structure and function of the vertebrate reproductive endocrinology. This book deals with a variety of subjects, including oocyte maturation, gestation, ovulation, vitellogenesis, spermatogenesis, as well as the maturation and aging of the reproductive system.
Organized into nine chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which is the physiological regulator of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) release from the pituitary gland. This book then explores the significance of gonadotropins in animal life, which act directly on the gonads of vertebrates and control the development, maturation, and release of gametes. Other chapters consider the interactions between the reproductive system and the pineal gland in photoperiodic mammals. The final chapter deals with the evolution of the endocrine systems, which is involved in the control of vertebrate reproduction.
Reproductive endocrinologists and developmental neuroendocrinologists will find this book extremely useful.
 

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Contents

Chapter 8 GonadotropinReleasing Hormones
1
Chapter 9 Gonadotropins
33
Chapter 10 Estrogens and Progestins
67
Chapter 11 Androgens
115
Chapter 12 Sexual Differentiation
149
Chapter 13 Natural Regulation of Reproductive Cycles
181
Chapter 14 Artificial Regulation of Reproductive Cycles
243
Reproductive Interactions
269
Evolutionary Considerations
311
Index
333
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