Table of Contents

Pituitary gland.
Thyroid gland.
Adrenal glands.
The pancreatic islets.
Principles of hormonal integration.
Regulation of sodium and water balance.
Hormonal regulation of calcium metabolism.
Hormonal regulation of fuel metabolism.
Hormonal control of growth.
Hormonal control of reproduction in the male.
Hormonal control of reproduction in the female : the menstrual cycle.
Hormonal control of reproduction in the female : pregnancy and lactation. Basic Medical Endocrinology, Third Edition provides up-to-date coverage of rapidly unfolding advances in the understanding of hormones involved in regulating most aspects of bodily functions. The discussion focuses on molecular and cellular aspects of hormone production and action firmly rooted in the context of integrative physiology. Topics are approached from the perspective of a physiologist with four decades of teaching experience. This book is richly illustrated with both descriptive schematic diagrams and laboratory findings obtained in clinical studies. Each of the thirteen in-depth chapters starts with an 'Overview' of the topic and ends with a 'Suggested Reading' list. * Single authorship provides continuity and consistency between chapters * Richly illustrated with over 200 illustrations * IThirteen in-depth chapters incorporating the latest insights gleaned from rapidly expanding genetic studies of humans and rodents * Author has taught subject for over 40 years.