The Reproductive System at a Glance / Edition 2

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The Reproductive System at a Glance, provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for medical students. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential knowledge.

This new edition of The Reproductive System at a Glance:

  • Contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal, making the subject even easier to understand
  • Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system via a clinically focused approach
  • Has been thoroughly revised and updated and presented in two parts:
    • Part 1 : normal reproduction
    • Part 2 : reproductive disorders

The Reproductive System at a Glance, 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.

Reviews of the last edition

“...Human Reproduction at a Glance has the merit that it will remain useful and applicable for the whole duration of the medical course and onward into clinical practice.”
GKT Gazette

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Great - straightforward - fantastic. 3 words I have to say about this little minx of a Glance. It takes you from the pituitary gland all the way through girls and boys anatomy, fertilisation, pregnancy, gynae conditions and finally to a few nasty bits and bobs you only want to read about - not have...Heffner and Schust have done well, with a nice double spread covering each topic; you can either just look at the siccinct diagrams or read all of the text for that well rounded approach." Black Bag, Bristol University Medical School Gazette

"A well written book with clear descriptions of the normal reproductive function of both sexes and their disorders...Perfect for those PBL sessions on reproductive biology." Surgo, Glasgow University Medical Journal, 78:4

"Exactly as the title says, you get brief but detailed information on hormone production and action on reproductive system development, and the associated disorders. It is brilliant for gaining a basic understanding of the reproductive system. With the aid of colourful pitctures and reasonably simple explanations, this book makes it easy for you to understand the basic principles." QMM Magazine, Birmingham University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405129831
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: At a Glance Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Heffner, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Danny Schuster, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

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Table of Contents

Part I: Normal human reproduction.

1 The pituitary gland.

2 Gonadotrophins.

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.

22 Labour.

23 The breast and lactation.

24 Menopause.

25 Contraception.

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.

32 Hyperprolactinemia.

33 Sexual dysfunction.

34 Infertility.

35 Multifetal pregnancy.

36 Spontaneous pregnancy loss.

37 Pre-eclampsia.

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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