Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles / Edition 2

Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles / Edition 2

by Shlomo Melmed
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1617375624

ISBN-13: 9781617375620

Pub. Date: 11/05/2010

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

For this new edition of Conn & Melmed's Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, a panel of distinguished scientists and clinicians has completely rewritten every chapter to reflect the latest advances in our understanding of the endocrine system. Maintaining the original goal of the first edition to integrate the basic science of endocrinology with its

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For this new edition of Conn & Melmed's Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, a panel of distinguished scientists and clinicians has completely rewritten every chapter to reflect the latest advances in our understanding of the endocrine system. Maintaining the original goal of the first edition to integrate the basic science of endocrinology with its physiological and clinical principles, the authors have succinctly summarized in 450 pages the latest findings on hormone secretion and hormone action, as well as all of the most recent insights into the physiology and pathophysiology of hormonal disorders. Coverage extends across the entire spectrum of endocrinology-from mammalian cells, plants, and insects to animal models and human diseases-with much increased coverage of diabetes and metabolism. Highlights include cutting-edge discussions of appetite disorders, obesity, reproductive failure, control of thyroid function, hormone action in humans and the lower species, and the mechanisms subserving hormone secretion.

Concise yet comprehensive, Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, Second Edition offers students, clinicians, and scientists access to the entire spectrum of endocrinological knowledge, authoritatively illuminating the basic scientific principles underlying every aspect of hormone secretion and action, and leading the reader towards a full understanding of the pathogenesis and management of human endocrine disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617375620
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2005
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
19.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction

Introduction to Endocrinology

P. Michael Conn

Part II. Hormone Secretion and Action

Receptors: Molecular Mediators of Hormone Action

Kelly E. Mayo

Second-Messenger Systems and Signal Transduction Mechanisms

Eliot R. Spindel

Steroid Hormones

Derek Henley, Jonathan Lindzey, and Kenneth S. Korach

Plasma Membrane Receptors for Steroid Hormones in Cell Signaling and Nuclear Function

Richard J. Pietras and Clara M. Szego

Growth Factors

Derek LeRoith and William L. Lowe Jr.

Prostaglandins and Leukotrienes: Locally Acting Agents

John A. McCracken

The Neuroendocrine-Immune Interface

Michael S. Harbuz and Stafford L. Lightman

Part III. Insects/Plants/Comparative

Insect Hormones

Lawrence I. Gilbert

Phytohormones and Signal Transduction Pathways in Plants

William Teale, Ivan Paponov, Olaf Tietz, and Klaus Palme

Comparative Endocrinology

Fredrick Stormshak

Part IV. Hypothalamic-Pituitary

Hypothalamic Hormones: GnRH, TRH, GHRH, SRIF, CRH, and Dopamine

Constantine A. Stratakis and George P. Chrousos

Anterior Pituitary Hormones

Ilan Shimon and Shlomo Melmed

Posterior Pituitary Hormones

Daniel G. Bichet

Endocrine Disease: Value for Understanding Hormonal Actions

Anthony P. Heaney and Glenn D. Braunstein

The Pineal Hormone (Melatonin)

Irina V. Zhdanova and Richard J. Wurtman

Thyroid Hormones (T4, T3)

Takahiko Kogai and Gregory A. Brent

Calcium-Regulating Hormones: Vitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone

Geoffrey N. Hendy

Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes in Tumorigenesis of the Endocrine System

Anthony P. Heaney and Shlomo Melmed

Insulin Secretion and Action

Run Yu, Hongxiang Hui, and Shlomo Melmed

Cardiovascular Hormones

Willis K. Samson and Meghan M. Taylor

Adrenal Medulla (Catecholamines and Peptides)

William J. Raum

Hormones of the Kidney

Masashi Mukoyama and Kazuwa Nakao

Reproduction and Fertility

Neena B. Schwartz

Endocrinology of Fat, Metabolism, and Appetite

Rachel L. Batterham and Michael A. Cowley

Endocrinology of the Ovary

Denis Magoffin, Ashim Kumar, Bulent Yildiz, and Ricardo Azziz

The Testis

Amiya Sinha Hikim, Ronald S. Swerdloff, and Christina Wang

Endocrinology of Aging

Steven W. J. Lamberts

Index

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