Textbook of Endocrine Physiology / Edition 5

Textbook of Endocrine Physiology / Edition 5

by James E. Griffin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195165667

ISBN-13: 9780195165661

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This widely used text provides a thoroughly updated account of current knowledge in the endocrine sciences. Each chapter is structured to cover both established concepts and recent developments. The chapters are not only written at a consistent level and well integrated with one another, but they also blend basic science with essential elements of clinical knowledge…  See more details below

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This widely used text provides a thoroughly updated account of current knowledge in the endocrine sciences. Each chapter is structured to cover both established concepts and recent developments. The chapters are not only written at a consistent level and well integrated with one another, but they also blend basic science with essential elements of clinical knowledge in order to give students an appreciation of the consequences of deranged endocrine function. The Fifth Edition features completely new versions of the chapters on "Cytokines and Immune-Endocrine Interactions," "The Adrenal Glands," and "Calcium Homeostasis." Many of the illustrations throughout the book are new or have been significantly revised to complement the revised text. Fresh examples have also been included so that each chapter continues to show clearly the clinical consequences of deranged endocrine function. Much new scientific information has been added on such topics as the nongenomic actions of steroid hormones, relaxin receptors, inhibin B, steroid regulating element-binding proteins, IGF-binding proteins, transcriptional regulation of the developing adipocyte, and the regulation of food intake and body weight.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195165661
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Organization of the endocrine system1
2Genes and hormones17
3Mechanisms of hormone action49
4Immune-endocrine interactions89
5Assessment of endocrine function101
6The anterior pituitary and hypothalamus120
7The posterior pituitary and water metabolism147
8Sexual differentiation167
9Female reproductive function186
10Male reproductive function226
11Fertilization, implantation, and endocrinology of pregnancy249
12Growth regulation274
13The thyroid294
14The adrenal glands319
15Calcium homeostasis349
16Glucose, lipid, and protein metabolism377
Index407

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