The Menstrual Cycle: Physiology, Reproductive Disorders, and Infertility / Edition 1

The Menstrual Cycle: Physiology, Reproductive Disorders, and Infertility / Edition 1

by Michael Ferin, Raphael Jewelewicz, Michelle Warren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195061934

ISBN-13: 9780195061932

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume clarifies in a logical and didactic manner the sequence of events that characterize the human menstrual cycle. Each major organ involved in the cycle, the brain, the pituitary gland, the ovary, and the uterus is discussed and its contribution specifically outlined. The chapters trace the physiologic events within each of these organs, describe the

Overview

This volume clarifies in a logical and didactic manner the sequence of events that characterize the human menstrual cycle. Each major organ involved in the cycle, the brain, the pituitary gland, the ovary, and the uterus is discussed and its contribution specifically outlined. The chapters trace the physiologic events within each of these organs, describe the hormones by which they communicate, and outline how critical aspects of the cycle are synchronized so that an ovulatory cycle can occur. Thus neuroendocrine control of the menstrual cycle is examined in detail, and the processes of follicular development, maturation, ovulation, and maintenance of the corpus luteum are thoroughly covered. The book then turns to pathophysiology and examines the conditions under which the menstrual cycle may become abnormal. Pathophysiological mechanisms that cause cycle disturbance, anovulation, and infertility are reviewed, as are clinical presentations of common menstrual disorders and their treatment. Progress in reproductive biology has been rapid, and the research spans several disciplines. In this volume information dispersed in many publications has been synthesized and concisely presented, providing an in-depth understanding of the processes that control reproductive function in the female.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195061932
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Reproductive Cycle: An Overview

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