The Endocrine System, 3rd Edition (Systems of the Body Series)
The Systems of the Body series has established itself as a highly valuable resource for medical and other health science students following today’s systems-based courses. Now thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition, each volume presents the core knowledge of basic science and clinical conditions that medical students need, providing a concise, fully integrated view of each major body system that can be hard to find in more traditionally arranged textbooks or other resources. Multiple case studies help relate key principles to current practice, with links to clinical skills, clinical investigation and therapeutics made clear throughout. Each (print) volume also now comes with access to the complete, enhanced eBook version, offering easy anytime, anywhere access – as well as self-assessment material to check your understanding and aid exam preparation.
The Endocrine System provides highly accessible coverage of the core basic science principles in the context of clinical case histories, giving the reader a fully integrated understanding of the system and its major diseases.
- Receptors and Hormone Action
- The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Part I: The Hypothalamus and Posterior Pituitary4
- The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Part II: The Anterior Pituitary
- The Adrenal Glands Part I: The Adrenal Medulla
- The Adrenal Glands Part II: The Adrenal Cortex
- The Thyroid Gland
- Hormonal Control of Reproduction Part I: Male Reproductive System
- Hormonal Control of Reproduction Part II: Female Reproductive System
- Hormonal Control of Reproduction Part III: Development and Fertility
- Insulin and the Regulation of Plasma Glucose
- Hormonal Regulation of Plasma Calcium and Calcium Metabolism
- Miscellaneous Hormones