This book concerns the clinical chemistry of women � from conception to the grave. It concerns their medical problems and the laboratories� role in elucidating these and in monitoring treatment. The book represents the current �state of the art� and although in many areas there are sometimes widely divergent opinions, it is good that these should be aired so that problem areas can be revealed and opinions revised when further experimental work is done as a consequence.
Table of Contents
1. The Ovarian Cycle 2. Androgen Metabolism in the Human Female 3. The Biochemistry of Infertility 4. The Biochemistry of Contraception 5. Hormonal Changes in Pregnancy as Indicators of Fetoplacental Function 6. Biochemical Changes at the Menopause 7. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation 8. Biochemical Changes in Carcinoma 9. Calcium Metabolism and the Menopause 10. The Biochemistry of Depression in Women