Hormones [electronic resource] / Anthony W. Norman, Gerald Litwack.Material type: TextPublisher: San Diego : Academic Press, c1997Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (xix, 558 p.) : illISBN: 9780125214414; 0125214413; 9780080534138 (electronic bk.); 0080534139 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Hormones | Hormones | Endocrine System Diseases | Endocrine System | Hormones | DRAMA -- AmericanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hormones.DDC classification: 812.4/05 LOC classification: QP571 | .N66 1997ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
The newly revised and updated Hormones, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of human hormones, viewed in light of modern theories of hormone action and in the context of current understanding of subcellular and cellular architecture and classical organ physiology. Each chapter presents a physiological description of the hormone system under consideration, followed by a listing of the mode-of-action of the hormone. This book includes significant advances in the molecular biology of receptors, hormones, and studies of hormone action that have transpired over the past five years. The text updates the material on enzymes related to steroid metabolism and new hormone systems, as well as providing a new chapter on hormones and cancer. Key Features * Completely updates the material, covering new discoveries and significant advances since the First Edition was published in 1987 * Contains new information regarding steroid hormones, the role of hormones in cancer, and a comprehensive introductory chapter * Presents an overview of virtually all important hormones * Provides detailed physiological, cellular, and molecular descriptions of classical human endocrine systems * Streamlines the presentation of the First Edition, making the book easier to use and read.
General Considerations of Hormones. -- Steroid Hormones: Chemistry, Biosynthesis, and Metabolism. -- Hypothalamic Releasing Hormones. -- Posterior Pituitary Hormones. -- Anterior Pituitary Hormones. -- Thyroid Hormones. -- Pancreatic Hormones: Insulin and Glucagon. -- Gastrointestinal Hormones. -- Calcium-Regulating Hormones: Vitamin D, Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin. -- Adrenal Corticoids. -- Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla. -- Androgens. -- Estrogens and Progestins. -- Hormones of Pregnancy and Lactation. -- Hormones Related to the Kidney and Cardiovascular System. -- Prostaglandins. -- Thymus Hormones. -- Pineal Hormones. -- Cell Growth Factors. -- Hormones and Cancer. -- Appendices.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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