Hormones and the Endocrine System

Author: Bernhard Kleine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331915060X
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This book focuses on hormones, and on how they are produced in very diverse regions of the body in humans and animals. But hormones can be found not only in vertebrates, but also in insects, shellfish, spiders, mollusks, even at the origin of metazoan diversification and exhibit the same pathways of synthesis. The book addresses the different classes of hormones: protein/peptides hormones, steroids and juvenile hormones and hormones like catecholamines, thyroid hormones and melatonin. It also discusses the types of hormone receptors, the majority of which are heptahelical G-protein coupled receptors or nuclear receptors. Particular attention is paid to the organs where hormones are created, with specifics on hormonal production and release, while a dedicated chapter details hormonal regulation from very simple to highly complex schemes. The remarkable kinetics of hormones production are also shown, before the book is rounded out by chapters on evolution in the endocrine system, the genetics of endocrine diseases and doping.

Hormones and the Endocrine System

Author: Bernhard Kleine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319150598
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This book focuses on hormones, and on how they are produced in very diverse regions of the body in humans and animals. But hormones can be found not only in vertebrates, but also in insects, shellfish, spiders, mollusks, even at the origin of metazoan diversification and exhibit the same pathways of synthesis. The book addresses the different classes of hormones: protein/peptides hormones, steroids and juvenile hormones and hormones like catecholamines, thyroid hormones and melatonin. It also discusses the types of hormone receptors, the majority of which are heptahelical G-protein coupled receptors or nuclear receptors. Particular attention is paid to the organs where hormones are created, with specifics on hormonal production and release, while a dedicated chapter details hormonal regulation from very simple to highly complex schemes. The remarkable kinetics of hormones production are also shown, before the book is rounded out by chapters on evolution in the endocrine system, the genetics of endocrine diseases and doping.

Hormone und Hormonsystem

Author: Bernhard Kleine
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642009026
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Die neuen Möglichkeiten der Molekularbiologie lassen die Physiologie von Lebewesen in einem neuen Licht erscheinen. Deshalb stellt der Band die Hormonphysiologie, Hormonrezeptoren, endokrine Organe und Regelkreise sowie die Regelung endokriner Rhythmen bei Tier und Mensch in den Vordergrund. Das Hormonsystem wird umfassend betrachtet: Ursprünge, Evolution, Wechselwirkungen mit Nerven- und Immunsystem sowie Stoffwechselstörungen bei Gendefekten. Die 2. Auflage wurde gründlich überarbeitet und um Aspekte der Vergleichenden Endokrinologie erweitert.

Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

Author: Professor of Internal Medicine James E. Griffin M.D. Diana and Richard C. Strauss Professor of Biomedical Research, and Chief of Clinical Endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199774258
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This widely used text provides a thoroughly updated account of current knowledge in the endocrine sciences. Each chapter is structured to cover both established concepts and recent developments. The chapters are not only written at a consistent level and well integrated with one another, but they also blend basic science with essential elements of clinical knowledge in order to give students an appreciation of the consequences of deranged endocrine function. The Fifth Edition features completely new versions of the chapters on "Cytokines and Immune-Endocrine Interactions," "The Adrenal Glands," and "Calcium Homeostasis." Many of the illustrations throughout the book are new or have been significantly revised to complement the text. Fresh examples have also been included so that each chapter continues to show clearly the clinical consequences of deranged endocrine function. Much new scientific information has been added on such topics as the nongenomic actions of steroid hormones, relaxin receptors, inhibin B, steroid regulating element-binding proteins, IGF-binding proteins, transcriptional regulation of the developing adipocyte, and the regulation of food intake and body weight.

Human Endocrinology

Author: Paul R. Gard
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203483871
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The endocrine system is an efficient means of controlling, via hormones, large numbers of cells at many different sites in the body and it is the most important factor in the control of the basic processes of the individual, such as metabolism, growth and reproduction. _ Human Endocrinology is a concise lucid explanation of how hormones are secreted by various glands into the blood and dispersed to cells within the body. Each hormone group is described in a separate chapter dealing with the factors affecting the hormones secretion and the use of particular hormones in the treatment of disease. _ Disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes and some forms of dwarfism and the use of hormones in medicine (such as oral contraceptives) are covered. The illegal use of hormonal drugs, for example anabolic steroids, in sport is also discussed. _ The author's accessible style and extensive use of figures and tables make this a valuable text for all students studying the subject as part of many bioscience courses including medicine, nursing, physiology, pharmacy pharmacology and biomedical science.

The Endocrine System

Author: Lynette Rushton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107676
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As a critical part of human physiology, the endocrine system controls the chemical messengers that help our body function. Learn about how the endocrine system works with this great book.

Endocrinology

Author: Mac E. Hadley
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN:
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The fifth edition of the most widely used college text of endocrinology has been extensively revised to provide the most up-to-date information available in the field of endocrine physiology. The book presents in-depth discussions of the vertebrate hormones provided in the following logical and meaningful manner. *introduction (historical perspective) *biosynthesis *chemistry *circulation and metabolism *physiological roles *control of secretion *mechanisms of action *pathophysiology *comparative endocrinology Many new figures have been provided that help convey concepts to the reader in a most information manner.

Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

Author: William J. Kovacs
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199744122
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The sixth edition of this highly popular text retains its comprehensive coverage of endocrine basics from previous editions while featuring entirely new chapters on several topics, including the assessment of endocrine function, sexual differentiation, growth regulation, the thyroid, the adrenals, and calcium homeostasis. Chapters have been updated and reorganized to make information easily accessible in concise form, and new figures and tables have been added to enhance the presentation of complex concepts. Fundamental principles of endocrine physiology are reinforced with illustrative examples from clinical observation and the limitations of current knowledge are properly identified. The ideal resource for students entering the field, the Textbook of Endocrine Physiology aims to provide for all a solid basis in fundamentals of endocrinology and for some, inspiration for the pursuit of advanced medical or graduate studies in the field.