This book is intended to give readers a quick look at metabolic and endocrine physiology. Emphasis is placed on instructional figures, flow diagrams and tables, while text material has been held to a minimum. In general, the endocrine system is first defined and described, and then each endocrine gland is discussed separately. Where appropriate, common endocrine disorders have also been included. This text concisely elucidates the endocrine mechanisms responsible for maintaining homeostatic control of important physiologic variables, and to assist the reader in understanding common pathophysiologic deviations from normal. Over 360 multiple-choice questions gauge the reader's capacity to effectively understand the subject material.
This new edition contains six new chapters covering: hormone disposition, measurement and secretion; bovine, equine and rodent estrus cycles; primate menstrual cycle; male reproductive system; testosterone, estrogen and progesterone; comparative aspects of endocrinology. Learning objectives have been added at the beginning of each chapter and all of the questions are new.
, Alan H. Rebar
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3rd New edition
Series: Quick Look Series
15 August 2012
Endocrine System Overview Endocrine Secretory Control Autocrine, Paracrine, and Endocrine Mediators Hormone Disposition, Measurement and Secretion Production & Distribution Volume,Clearance & Immunoassay Mechanisms of Catecholamine and Polypeptide Hormone Action: I Receptors and Second Messengers Mechanisms of Catecholamine and Polypeptide Hormone Action: II The Intracellular Ca2+/DG Messenger System Steroid and Thyroid Hormones Mechanisms of Action Hypothalamus and Pituitary Directors of the Endocrine Orchestra Proopiomelanocortin and Related Peptides: I Endogenous Opiate-Like Peptides Proopiomelanocortin and Related Peptides: II Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone Growth Hormone: I Actions and Secretory Control Growth Hormone: II Hypo- and Hypersomatotropism Antidiuretic Hormone Vasopressin Diabetes Insipidus Central and Nephrogenic Calcium Physiologic Actions. Magnesium and phosphate Physiologic Actions Parathormone, Calcitonin, and Vitamin D: I PTH, PTHrp, and CT Parathormone, Calcitonin, and Vitamin D: II CT and 1,25(OH)2D Disorders of Calcium Homeostasis Hyper- and Hypocalcemia Mineral Imbalances: I Na+, K+, PO43, and Mg2+ Mineral Imbalances: II Parturient Hypocalcemia and Osteoporosis ACTH and Glucocorticoids: I Corticosteroidogenesis and Degradation ACTH and Glucocorticoids: II ACTH Secretion and Action ACTH and Glucocorticoids: III Organ and Tissue Effects) 46ACTH and Glucocorticoids: IV (Physiologic and Pharmacologic Actions Cushing's-Like Syndrome and Disease Glucocorticoid Excess Mineralocorticoids Effects on Na+, K+ and H+ Renin-Angiotensin System: I The Juxtaglomerular Apparatus Renin-Angiotensin System: II Hypertension Addison's-Like Disease Hypoadrenocorticism Erythropoietin Production and Action Natriuretic Peptides ANP, BNP, CNP, and Urodilatin Adrenal Medulla: I Catecholamine Biosynthesis and Degradation Adrenal Medulla: II Adrenergic Receptors and the Sympathoadrenal Response Pheochromocytoma Catecholamine-Secreting Tumor Phasic Responses to Trauma Immediate, Catabolic, and Anabolic Thyroid: I Hormone Biosynthesis and Secretory Regulation Thyroid: II Metabolic Effects of Thyroid Hormones Hypothyroidism Signs and Symptoms Hyperthyroidism Signs and Symptoms Endocrine Pancreas: I The Islets of Langerhans Endocrine Pancreas: II Regulation of Insulin Release Insulin Actions and Degradation Glucagon Biosynthesis and Metabolic Actions Diabetes Mellitus The Pissing Evil Acute Insulin Withdrawal: I Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism Acute Insulin Withdrawal: II Protein Metabolism and Electrolyte Depletion Gastrointestinal Hormones: I Introduction and Historical Perspective Gastrointestinal Hormones: II Gastrins Gastrointestinal Hormones: III Gastric HCl Secretion, and CCK Gastrointestinal Hormones: IV Secretin and other GI Peptides APUDomas Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Gut) Reproductive Endocrinology Introduction Estrous Cycles Types and Phases Ovine, Canine and Feline Estrous Cycles Endocrine Parameters Bovine, Equine and Rodent Estrous Cycles Endocrine Parameters Primate Menstrual Cycle Endocrine Parameters Menstruation and Regulation of Gonadotropin Release Control of the GnRH Pulse Generator Spermatogenesis and Ovulation Gonadotropin Control Male Reproductive System The Testes and Accessory Sex Glands Testosterone, Estrogen and Progesterone Biosynthesis, Metabolism and Functions Pineal Gland: I Photoperiodic Regulation of Reproductive Events Pineal Gland: II Nonreproductive Actions of Melatonin Placental Hormones Fertilization, the CL and Placenta Fetal Endocrine System: I The Fetoplacental Unit Fetal Endocrine System: II Glandular Development Maternal Endocrine System Functional Alterations during Pregnancy. Maternal Organ Systems Patterns of Change Mammary Glands Mammogenesis and Lactation Prolactin Secretory Control and Physiologic Actions Oxytocin Physiologic Actions Neonatal Physiology: I Thermal, Nutritional, and Cardiovascular Adaptations) Neonatal Physiology: II Organ System Development Comparative Aspects of Endocrinology Appendix Blood Chemistry Values for Domestic Animals Reproductive Patterns of Domestic Animals Basic Physiological Units Learning Objectives, Study Questions and Answers References Index Contents