The Reproductive System at a Glance / Edition 2by Linda J. Heffner, Danny J. Schust
The Reproductive System at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for medical students. The at a Glance format presents each topic as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential knowledge. This volume, formerly Human Reproduction at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior… See more details below
The Reproductive System at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for medical students. The at a Glance format presents each topic as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential knowledge. This volume, formerly Human Reproduction at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors on Foundation Programmes and for those revising for final exams. The book is also suitable for those training in allied health professions, such as midwifery, and biological medicine.
Table of Contents
Part I: Normal human reproduction.
1 The pituitary gland.
3 Steroid hormone biosynthesis.
4 Steroid hormone mechanism of action and metabolism.
5 Reproductive genetics.
6 Gonadal development in the embryo.
7 Phenotypic sex differentiation.
8 Gross anatomy of the male reproductive tract.
9 Microscopic anatomy of the male reproductive tract.
10 Gross anatomy of the female reproductive tract.
11 Microscopic anatomy of the female reproductive tract.
12 Puberty in boys.
13 Puberty in girls.
14 Male reproductive physiology.
15 The menstrual cycle.
16 Human sexual response.
17 Fertilization and the establishment of pregnancy.
18 Placental structure and function.
19 The protein hormones of pregnancy.
20 The steroid hormones of pregnancy.
21 Maternal adaptations to pregnancy.
23 The breast and lactation.
Part II: Human reproductive disorders.
26 Abnormalities of male sexual differentiation and development.
27 Abnormalities of female sexual differentiation and development.
28 Precocious puberty.
29 Delayed or absent puberty.
30 Primary amenorrhea.
31 Secondary amenorrhea.
33 Sexual dysfunction.
35 Multifetal pregnancy.
36 Spontaneous pregnancy loss.
38 Breast cancer.
39 Testicular tumours.
40 Diseases of the prostate.
41 Ovarian neoplasms.
42 Endometrial cancer.
43 Cervical cancer.
44 Genetic imprinting and reproductive tract tumours.
45 Sexually transmitted diseases of bacterial origin.
46 Sexually transmitted diseases of viral origin.
47 Syphilis and Human Immunodeficieny Virus (HIV)
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