The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System

by Stephanie Watson
     
 

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Beginning with a discussion of hormones, this volume discusses the anatomy and function of each organ in the endocrine system and how they work together to regulate many functions within the body. Discussions on insulin, metabolism, and menopause are included. The nervous system is discussed in close relation to the endocrine system, as both systems send out messages…  See more details below

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Beginning with a discussion of hormones, this volume discusses the anatomy and function of each organ in the endocrine system and how they work together to regulate many functions within the body. Discussions on insulin, metabolism, and menopause are included. The nervous system is discussed in close relation to the endocrine system, as both systems send out messages that coordinate the function of every cell. The history of the research on the endocrine system is presented and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas of scientists performing this research are explored. Endocrine system disorders, symptoms, and treatments are also explored, including pituitary dwarfism, Cushing's Syndrome, and diabetes types 1 and 2. This reference concludes with facts about the endocrine system, a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including Web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313062575
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Series:
Human Body Systems Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

STEPHANIE WATSON is an independent scholar who has written and contributed to numerous works, including World of Genetics and Science and Its Times. She is the author of The Urinary System, and coauthor of The Endocrine System, both in Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.

KELLI MILLER is an independent scholar and is the founder of NewScience Inc. where she is feature writer on health and medicine for clients such as The Scientist and Popular Science.

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