Introduction. The hypothalamus and pituitary part I: the hypothalamus and posterior pituitary. The hypothalamus and pituitary part II: the anterior pituitary. The adrenal glands. 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: sex hormones during development. Insulin and the regulation of plasma glucose. Hormonal regulation of plasma calcium and calcium metabolism. Miscellaneous hormones.
By Joy P. Hinson, BSc, PhD, DSc, FHEA, Professor of Endocrine Science, Dean for Postgraduate Studies, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK; Peter Raven, BSc, PhD, MBBS, MRCP, MRCPsych, FHEA, Faculty Tutor (Biomedical Sciences), UCL; Deputy Director of Medical Education, UCL Medical School; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust, London, UK and Shern L. Chew, BSc, MD, FRCP, Professor of Endocrine Medicine, Consultant Physician, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, London, UK
One of the seven volumes in the Systems of the Body series.
Concise text covers the core anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in an integrated manner as required by system- and problem-based medical courses.
The basic science is presented in the clinical context in a way appropriate for the early part of the medical course.
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