Integrative Endocrinology

ISBN-10: 0470688130
ISBN-13: 9780470688137
Edition: 2nd 2013
List price: $230.95
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Description: This innovative textbook provides a readable, contemporary and fully integrated introduction to endocrine glands, their hormones and how their function relates to homeostasis. It explores the pathology of endocrine disease by relating the  More...

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Book details

List price: $230.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 404
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This innovative textbook provides a readable, contemporary and fully integrated introduction to endocrine glands, their hormones and how their function relates to homeostasis. It explores the pathology of endocrine disease by relating the underpinning science through a wealth of clinical scenarios and examples. The book integrates basic and clinical aspects for a range of endocrine glands and their hormones and includes a number of specialist chapters that also address areas of intense research and clinical interest including the regulation of salt, appetite and endocrine-immune interactions. Provides a fully-integrated, scientific and clinical introduction to endocrinology. Includes a wealth of colour illustrations to reinforce key concepts.Introduces clinical scenarios and  leading questions to engage interest and illustrate the relevance of  the underpinning science.Includes key references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. Written by a highly respected and experienced author team this new textbook will prove invaluable to students needing an original, integrated introduction to the subject across a variety of disciplines including biomedical science, pharmacology , bioengineering and pre-clinical medicine.

Preface
The Molecular Basis of Hormones
The Hypothalamus and the Concept of Neurosecretion
The Pituitary Gland (1): The Anterior Lobe (Adenohypophysis)
The Pituitary Gland (2): The Posterior Lobe (Neurohypophysis)
Diseases of the Pituitary Gland
The Gonads (1): Testes
The Gonads (2): Ovaries
The Endocrine Control of Puberty
The Hormones of Pregnancy, Parturition and Lactation
The Adrenal Glands (1): Adrenal Cortex
The Adrenal Glands (2): Adrenal Medulla
The Endocrine Control of Salt and Water Balance
The Thyroid Gland and Its Iodothyronine Hormones
The Islets of Langerhans and Their Hormones
Diabetes Mellitus
The Gut-Brain Axis
Hormones, Endocrine Tumours and the Gut
The Parathyroids, the Endocrine Kidney and Calcium Regulation
The Genetics of Endocrine Tumours
Future Prospects
Index

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