Vertebrate Endocrinology / Edition 3

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Comprehensive and comparative, this thoroughly updated text surveys vertebrate endocrinology. Intended for an upper division undergraduate class in endocrinology, this useful reference will also prove invaluable to faculty, researchers, and graduate students who require up-to-date information on a myriad of endocrine systems. This Third Edition focuses more attention on mammalian systems, neuroendocrinology, and molecular endocrinology. The text has been extensively reviewed by faculty who teach endocrinology and should establish a new teaching standard for vertebrate endocrinology.
Key Features
* Thoroughly revised and updated
* Comprehensive coverage of comparative endocrinology
* Well illustrated with numerous drawings, graphs, and photomicrographs

Audience: This book is an undergraduate biology majors textbook in endocrinology. Most of these classes are taught as comparative vertebrate endocrinology courses and are taken by students entering fields as diverse as ecology, wildlifebiology, medicine, evolutionary biology physiology, cell biology, and neuroscience. There is a significant secondary audience of faculty, researchers, graduate students, and industrial animal scientists who need a thorough and up-to-date account of vertebrate endocrinology. Because the book is focused upon a relatively advanced level, it should also sell to libraries at institutions with strong programs in the above disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125216708
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 634
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An Overview of Chemical Regulation
2 The Molecular Bases for Chemical Regulation
3 Approaches to Endocrine Research
4 Organization of the Mammalian Hypothalamo-Hypophysial Axis
5 Comparative Aspects of the Hypothalamo-Hypophysial System in Nonmammalian Vertebrates
6 Neurohormones of the Pars Nervosa and the Epithalamus
7 The Hypothalamo-Hypophysial-Thyroid Axis of Mammals
8 Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Thyroids
9 The Mammalian Adrenal Glands: Cortical and Chromaffin Cells
10 Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Adrenals
11 The Endocrinology of Mammalian Reproduction
12 Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Reproduction
13 Regulators of the Gastrointestinal Tract
14 Chemical Regulators of Metabolism
15 Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis
Appendix A Chordate Evolution
Appendix B Vertebrate Tissue Types
Appendix C Amino Acids and Their Symbols
Appendix D Abbreviations of Endocrine Terms
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