The Endocrine System

Author: Lynette Rushton,Denton A. Cooley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107676

Category: Medical

Page: 124

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As a critical part of human physiology, the endocrine system controls the chemical messengers that help our body function. Learn about how the endocrine system works with this great book.

The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise

Author: William J. Kraemer,A. D. Rogol

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470757809

Category: Medical

Page: 648

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This valuable new addition to the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series provides a comprehensive and logical look at the principles and mechanisms of endocrinology as related to sports and exercise. It looks at growth hormone factors involved in exercise and the endocrinology of sport competition. It considers various factors and stresses on the body that may alter sporting performance. It covers topics from the acute responses and chronic adaptations of the human endocrine system to the muscular activity involved in conditioning exercise, physical labor, and sport activities. This book is an essential reference for helping to plan better programs of physical fitness, to prepare for sports competitions, and to manage the medical care of athletes.

The Endocrine System at a Glance

Author: Ben Greenstein,Diana F. Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118293991

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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The Endocrine System at a Glance provides a highlyillustrated and unambiguous introduction to the basic principlesand mechanisms of endocrinology and the key endocrine organs,followed by sections on reproductive and metabolic endocrinology.Clinical scenarios contextualise the basic science and illustratehow endocrine conditions present, are diagnosed, and are treated onthe wards. This third edition: Includes new material on basic diagnostic tests used in thediagnosis of endocrine disorders Features new material on cancer and endocrinology Includes MCQs for each chapter The Endocrine System at a Glance is ideal for all medicalstudents studying endocrinology and revising for final exams, aswell as preparing for clinical attachments. The book is alsosuitable for those training in allied health professions and nursesspecialising in endocrinology.

Hormones and the Endocrine System

Textbook of Endocrinology

Author: Bernhard Kleine,Winfried G. Rossmanith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331915060X

Category: Medical

Page: 437

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This book focuses on hormones, and on how they are produced in very diverse regions of the body in humans and animals. But hormones can be found not only in vertebrates, but also in insects, shellfish, spiders, mollusks, even at the origin of metazoan diversification and exhibit the same pathways of synthesis. The book addresses the different classes of hormones: protein/peptides hormones, steroids and juvenile hormones and hormones like catecholamines, thyroid hormones and melatonin. It also discusses the types of hormone receptors, the majority of which are heptahelical G-protein coupled receptors or nuclear receptors. Particular attention is paid to the organs where hormones are created, with specifics on hormonal production and release, while a dedicated chapter details hormonal regulation from very simple to highly complex schemes. The remarkable kinetics of hormones production are also shown, before the book is rounded out by chapters on evolution in the endocrine system, the genetics of endocrine diseases and doping.

Auto-immunity in the Endocrine System

Author: R. Volpe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364281624X

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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The present monograph will concern itself with those disorders of the endocrine system, either associated with destruction, interference with function or hyper function, which are considered to be due to auto-immune processes. Endocrinopathies Non-endocrine auto-immune disorders associated with the endocrinopathies Graves' (Basedow's, Parry's) disease Pernicious anaemia Hashimoto's thyroiditis Vitiligo Idiopathic Addison's disease Myaesthenia gravis Insulinopenic diabetes mellitus Sjogren's syndrome Auto-immune oophoritis and orchitis Rheumatoid arthritis Auto-immune hypoparathyroidism Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Auto-immune hypophysitis Chronic active hepatitis Possibly some cases of infertility Primary biliary cirrhosis due to anti-sperm antibodies Reproduced with permission from Volpe (1977) The above table indicates those organ-specific endocrinopathies considered to be due to auto-immune factors, as well as those non-endocrine, organ-specific auto-immune disorders which may be associated with them (Volpe 1977). It is evident that such disorders, occurring without any obvious external cause, raise the very elementary question of how immune processes directed against self constituents could be initiated. Generally, of course, the immune system acts as a regulatory and defence mechanism, and disorders of auto-immunity represent breakdowns in this regulatory system. The following chapters will be concerned with the individual components ofthe endocrine system so affected by auto-immune processes; it will first be necessary to provide an initial chapter for the purpose of summarizing some general principles of immunology, in order to place the immune disorders of the endocrine system in context.

The Endocrine System

Hormones, Growth, and Development

Author: Michael R. Wilson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1435850629

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

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Learn about how hormones work. Learn which hormones are most important to sexual development and reproduction, as well as which diseases and conditions are often caused by endocrine disorders.

Autoimmune Diseases of the Endocrine System

Author: Robert Volpe'

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849368493

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-read discussion of the organ-specific autoimmune endocrine diseases emphasizing new contributions and trends for research and management. It begins with a brief chapter introducing the general principles of immunology, followed by discussions covering topics such as immunogenetics and animal models and how they can be applied toward interpreting human autoimmune endocrine diseases, autoimmune thyroid diseases, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus hypophysitis, and Addison's disease. The book also discusses future trends toward gaining an understanding of these disorders and possible therapeutic principles. It is well-illustrated and will prove to be a useful reference source for internists, endocrinologists, and postgraduate students interested in human autoimmune endocrine diseases.

The Endocrine System

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615307311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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The endocrine system, comprised of a number of hormone-secreting glands, is vital to the functioning of the human body. In addition to its role in reproductive activity, the endocrine system regulates tissue growth, responses to injury and stress, and helps maintain necessary levels of chemicals throughout the body. This detailed volume carefully examines the major glands of the endocrine system as well as the consequences of its dysfunction and disorder.

The Endocrine System

Author: Rebecca Olien

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736854108

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"Learn about the job of the endocrine system, problems that may arise, and how to keep the body system healthy"--Provided by publisher.