Human Reproductive Biology

ISBN-10: 0120884658
ISBN-13: 9780120884650
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $96.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

This acclaimed text has been fully revised and updated, now incorporating issues including aging of the reproductive system, and updates on the chapters on conception and Gamete Transport and Fertilization, and Pregnancy. Human Reproductive Biology, 3rd edition emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology. The ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology - includes chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics of interest, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. * All material competely updated with the latest research results, methods, and topics now organized to facilitate logical presentation of topics * New chapters on Reproductive Senescence, Conception: Gamete Transport, Fertilization, Pregnancy: Maternal Aspects and Pregnancy: Fetal Development * Full color illustrations, New companion website featuring latest information on current related topics

Preface
Adult Female and Male Reproductive Systems
Endocrinology, Brain and Pituitary Gland
Introduction
Endocrine System
Science of Endocrinology
Hormones
Receptors
Synthetic Hormones
The Pituitary Gland
Hypothalamo-Neurohypophysial Connection
Adenohypophysis
Hypothalamo-Adenohypophysial Connection
Releasing and Release-Inhibiting Hormones
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone
GnRH Analogs
The GnRH Pulse Generator and Surge Center
Kallmann's Syndrome and the Embryological Origin and Migration of GnRH Cells
Pineal Gland
Feedback Control of Gonadotropin Secretion
Control of Prolactin Secretion
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
The Female Reproductive System
Introduction
Ovaries
The Estrogen Epidemic
Oviducts
Uterus
Vagina
Female External Genitalia
Mammary Glands
Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
The Menstrual Cycle
Introduction
Reproductive Cycles in Mammals
Major Events in the Menstrual Cycle
The Menstrual Cycle in Detail
Why Women Menstruate
Variations in Length of Menstrual Cycle Phases
Methods for Detecting Ovulation
Premenstrual Syndrome
Menstrual Difficulties
Absence of Menstruation
Body Fat and Secondary Amenorrhea
Menstrual Taboos
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
The Male Reproductive System
Introduction
Testes
Estrogens Are Male Sex Hormones
Male Sex Accessory Ducts and Glands
Penis
Scrotum
Why a Scrotum?
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Sexual Differentiation and Development
Sexual Differentiation
Introduction
Chromosomal Sex
X Chromosome
Y Chromosome
Why the Y Chromosome?
Development of the Reproductive System
Gonadal Sex Differentiation
Differentiation of Sex Accessory Ducts and Glands
Differentiation of External Genitalia
Summary of Sexual Determination and Development
Disorders of Sexual Determination and Development
Guevedoces
Reproductive System in the Newborn
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Puberty
Introduction
Puberty and Its Timing
Gonadal Changes from Birth to Puberty
Hormone Levels from Birth to Puberty
Environmental Factors and Puberty
Early Childhood Stress and Sexual Maturation
Inheritance and Age of Puberty
Puberty Genes
Puberty and Psychosocial Adjustment
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Reproductive Aging
Introduction
Menopause
Timing of Menopause
Female Reproductive Age
Egg Aging
Perimenopause
Premature Menopause
Symptoms of Menopause
Endocrine Changes during Menopause
Chance of Pregnancy
The Evolution of Menopause in Humans
Osteoporosis and Other Postmenopausal Disorders
Treatments for Menopause: Benefits and Risks
Andropause
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Procreation
The Human Sexual Response
Introduction
Sex Roles
Sexual Arousal
The Sexual Response Cycle
Coitus (Sexual Intercourse)
Hormones and Sexual Behavior
Human Pheromones and the Vomeronasal Organ
Human Mating Systems
Sexual Dysfunction
Drugs and Human Sexual Behavior
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Gamete Transport and Fertilization
Introduction
Semen Release
Contents of Seminal Plasma
Sperm Number and Structure
Sperm Transport and Maturation in the Female Reproductive Tract
Transport of the Sperm and Ovum in the Oviduct
Sperm Capacitation and Activation
Does the Human Egg Court Sperm?
The Process of Fertilization
Sperm Hitchhikers
Chemical Inhibition of Fertilization
Sex Ratios
Sex Preselection
Multiple Embryos
Parthenogenesis
Chromosomal Aberrations
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Pregnancy
Introduction
What Is Pregnancy?
Signs of Pregnancy
Pregnancy Tests
What to Do If You Are Pregnant
The Process of Pregnancy
Trading of Cells between Fetus and Mom during Pregnancy
Maternal and Paternal Genetic Imprinting
Twin Pregnancies
Embryonic and Fetal Development
Fetal Disorders
The Adaptive Value of Morning Sickness
Fetal Evaluation
The Pregnant Woman
Chances for a Successful Pregnancy
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Labor and Birth
Introduction
Time of Birth
Hormones and Birth
The Placental Clock
Induced Labor
Preparation for Labor
The Birth Process
Premature Births
Multiple Births
Difficult Fetal Positions
Handling Difficult Births
Use of Medications during Labor
Natural Birthing Methods
Why Is Human Birth So Difficult?
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
The Neonate and the New Parents
Introduction
Treatment of the Newborn
Adaptations of the Newborn
What a Newborn Looks Like
Disorders of the Newborn
Back to Sleep
Condition of the New Mother
Breast-Feeding
The Duration of Breast-Feeding
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Fertility and its Control
Human Population Growth and Family Planning
Introduction
The Biology of Population Growth
Human Population Growth
World Contraceptive Use and Fertility Rates
Effects of Overpopulation
Will Science and Technology Save Us?
Family Planning and Population Control
Government-Enforced Population Control in China
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Contraception
Introduction
Combination Pill
Minipill
Where Is the Male Birth Control Pill?
Intradermal Progestogen Implants
Injectable Hormones
Transdermal Hormone Delivery
Emergency Contraception
Intrauterine Devices
Spermicides
Future Contraceptive Methods
Diaphragm
Cervical Cap
Sponge Contraceptive
Male and Female Condoms
Coitus Interruptus
Coitus Reservatus and Coitus Obstructus
Natural Family Planning
Is Breast-Feeding a Contraceptive Measure?
Surgical Sterilization
Psychology of Contraceptive Avoidance
Choosing a Contraceptive
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Induced Abortion
Introduction
Induced Abortion in the United States
Why Women Have Abortions
The History and Ethics of Induced Abortion
First Trimester-Induced Abortions
The Early Abortion Pill in the United States
Second Trimester Induced Abortions
Third Trimester-Induced Abortions
Folk Abortifacients
Safety and Consequences of Induced Abortion
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Infertility
Introduction
Seeking Medical Help for Infertility
Female Infertility
Seasonal Changes in the Ability to Conceive
Male Infertility
Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART)
Costs of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Adoption
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Special Topics in Human Reproductive Biology
Brain Sex
Introduction
Biological Causes of Brain Sex Differences
Sex Differences in Neonatal Behavior
Sex Differences in Childhood Behavior
Sex Differences in Adult Cognition and Motor Skills
Evolution of Sex Differences in Problem-Solving Skills
Brain Sex Differences in the "Surge Center"
Brain Sex and Human Sexual Behavior
Brain Sex and Gender Identity
Sex Differences in Aggression
The Meaning of Brain Measurements
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Introduction
Bacteria and Viruses
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Chlamydia
Genital Herpes
Genital Warts
Trichomoniasis
Viral Hepatitis B
Pediculosis Pubis
Scabies
Lymphogranuloma Venereum
Chancroid
Molluscum Contagiosum
Granuloma Inguinale
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Origins of the HIV Viruses
Attacking the HIV Virus
Some General Aspects of Venereal Disease Infections
Psychological Aspects of Sexually Transmitted Disease
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Advanced Reading
Glossary
Illustration and Table Credits
Index

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