Basic Medical Endocrinology

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Academic Press, 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. Goodman has forty-five years of experience teaching endocrinology and physiology to medical students at Harvard Medical School and at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has been engaged in NIH funded research in endocrinology for 40 years and published more than 150 articles in leading endocrinology journals. He is the founding Chairman of his department at UMass and has recently retired as Chairman after serving for 36 years..