Stay on top of the rapid changes sweeping endocrinology today with the latest information on important selected topics in The Handbook of Endocrinology. This extensive two-volume text provides an impressive breadth and depth of coverage difficult to find in other sources. After a broad survey of the functions of major endocrine glands, the book launches into detailed reviews of both established and hot, new research areas.
Selected topics include:
Table of Contents
Summation of Basic Endocrine Data, K.A. Jones
Effects of Environmental Factors on the Endocrine System, H. Yu
The Pineal Gland and Melatonin, J. Vriend and N.A.M. Alexiuk
Environmental Modulation of Neuroendocrine Function, R.W. Steger and A. Bartke
Hypothalamic Neuroendocrine Regulation, W.E. Finn
An Overview of the Biological Actions and Neuroendocrine Regulation of Growth Hormones, W.E. Sonntag
Prolactin, C. Hodson
Thyroid and Parathyroid Imaging, B. Shapiro and M.D. Gross
Grave's Ophthalmopathy: The Role of Cytokines in Pathogenesis, R.S. Bahn
The Endocrine Pancreas, M. Doerr and J.B. Buse
Genetics of Endocrine Disorders and Diabetes Mellitus, B.A. Marshall and A.S. Hollander
"Give em a Hand for This Handbook! . . . The depth of coverage is greater than that available in most texts, and selected chapters could be used in a variety of teaching settings. Because even the most dedicated researcher cannot keep current on every area of endocrinology, volumes such as this are particularly valuable. By referring to chapters in these volumes, the reader gains insight and perspective into many different and diverse topics. Most endocrinologists will find these volumes a worthy investment of their time and money."
-Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism