The Reproductive System at a Glance, 4th Edition
May 2014, ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell
This new edition of The Reproductive System at a Glance:
• Is fully revised and updated throughout to reflect recent developments in practice
• Now features histological and pathological slides to complement the “at a glance” style explanatory illustrations
• Now features radiologic studies to supplement the text in selected chapters
• Contains more detailed coverage of maternal adaptations to pregnancy
• Includes a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/reproduction featuring self-assessment multiple choice questions, bonus single answer questions and flashcards
The Reproductive System at a Glance is an ideal guide for students studying both endocrine and reproductive subjects, and teaches the foundation concepts for the obstetrics and gynaecology rotation, helping health professionals and students achieve a broad and practical understanding of the topic.
Table and figure acknowledgements 7
About the companion website 9
Part 1 Normal human reproduction
1 The pituitary gland and gonadotropins 10
2 Steroid hormone biosynthesis 12
3 Steroid hormone mechanism of action and metabolism 14
4 Reproductive genetics 16
5 Gonadal development in the embryo 18
6 Phenotypic sex differentiation 20
7 Gross anatomy of the male reproductive tract 22
8 Microscopic anatomy of the male reproductive tract 24
9 Gross anatomy of the female reproductive tract 26
10 Microscopic anatomy of the female reproductive tract 28
11 Puberty in boys 30
12 Puberty in girls 32
13 Male reproductive physiology 34
14 The menstrual cycle 36
15 Human sexual response 38
16 Fertilization and the establishment of pregnancy 40
17 Placental structure and function 42
18 The protein hormones of pregnancy 44
19 The steroid hormones of pregnancy 46
20 Maternal adaptations to pregnancy: I 48
21 Maternal adaptations to pregnancy: II 50
22 Labor 52
23 The breast and lactation 54
24 Menopause 56
25 Contraception 58
Part 2 Human reproductive disorders
26 Abnormalities of male sexual differentiation and development 60
27 Abnormalities of female sexual differentiation and development 62
28 Precocious puberty 64
29 Delayed or absent puberty 66
30 Primary amenorrhea 68
31 Secondary amenorrhea 70
32 Hyperprolactinemia 72
33 Sexual dysfunction 74
34 Infertility 76
35 Multifetal pregnancy 78
36 Spontaneous pregnancy loss 80
37 Labor abnormalities 82
38 Pre-eclampsia 84
39 Benign and malignant diseases of the breast 86
40 Testicular tumors 88
41 Diseases of the prostate 90
42 Ovarian neoplasms 92
43 Endometrial cancer 94
44 Cervical cancer 96
45 Genetic imprinting and reproductive tract tumors 98
46 Sexually transmitted diseases of bacterial origin 100
47 Sexually transmitted diseases of viral origin 102
48 The special cases of syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus 104
Danny J. Schust is David G. Hall Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, Missouri Women's and Children's Hospital, Columbia, MO, USA
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