Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease / Edition 1

Hormones and the Heart in Health and Disease / Edition 1

by Leonard Share
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896037266

ISBN-13: 9780896037267

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Leonard Share and a panel of distinguished clinicians and investigator s critically review what is known about the effects of endogenous horm ones and other chemical agents that act upon and/or are secreted by th e heart. Among the humoral factors reviewed in depth are ANP, adrenome dullin, urocortin, vasopressin, and insulin, as well as the autocoids, endothelin,

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Leonard Share and a panel of distinguished clinicians and investigator s critically review what is known about the effects of endogenous horm ones and other chemical agents that act upon and/or are secreted by th e heart. Among the humoral factors reviewed in depth are ANP, adrenome dullin, urocortin, vasopressin, and insulin, as well as the autocoids, endothelin, nitric oxide, estrogen, and the eicosanoids. Also illumin ated are the roles played by the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, by the autonomic nervous system, and by the kallikrein-kinin system i n the functioning of the heart. Offers physiologists, pharmacologists, and academic cardiologists powerful insights into the hormonal factor s that modulate cardiac performance in health and disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896037267
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Contemporary Endocrinology Series, #21
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1Natriuretic Peptides and the Heart1
2Adrenomedullin and the Heart21
3Cardiac and Vascular Actions of Urocortin39
4The Renin-Angiotensin System and the Heart53
5Adrenocortical Hormones and the Heart: A Steroidogenic Endocrine Organ as Well as Target Organ?69
6Catecholamines and the Heart81
7Vasopressin and the Heart103
8Insulin and the Heart115
9Kinins in the Heart137
10Endothelin and the Heart159
11Nitric Oxide and the Heart175
12Contribution of Eicosanoids in the Heart195
13Estrogen and the Heart219
14Androgen and Estrogen Effects on Plasma Lipids in Men235
Index253

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