How to use this book.
List of abbreviations.
Part 1 Basics.
The pituitary gland.
Bone and calcium metabolism.
The adrenal glands.
The reproductive system.
Lipid abnormalities and obesity.
The neuroendocrine system.
Part 2 Cases.
Case 1 A 19-year-old with abdominal pain and vomiting.
Case 2 A 35-year-old woman with palpitation and irritability.
Case 3 A 61-year-old man with polyuria, polydipsia, cough and weight loss.
Case 4 A 44-year-old woman with visual problems.
Case 5 A 20-year-old man with recent diagnosis of diabetes.
Case 6 Tiredness and weight gain in a 30-year-old woman with diabetes.
Case 7 Acute confusion in an 82-year-old with known type 2 diabetes.
Case 8 A 42-year-old man with headaches, increased sweating and sexual dysfunction.
Case 9 Amenorrhoea in an 18-year-old.
Case 10 A 28-year-old with tiredness and abnormal thyroid function postpartum.
Case 11 A 33-year-old man with polyuria and polydipsia.
Case 12 A 62-year-old man with tiredness and hyponatraemia.
Case 13 Excess hair in a 29-year-old woman.
Case 14 A 52-year-old woman with paroxysmal atrial fi brillation and abnormal thyroid function.
Case 15 A 22-year-old man with hypertension.
Case 16 A 20-year-old woman with polyuria and polydipsia.
Case 17 A 78-year-old man with pain in the leg and knee.
Case 18 A 32-year-old woman with a lump in the neck.
Case 19 A 26-year-old with headaches and hypertension.
Case 20 Sweating, nausea and hand tremor in a 24-year-old woman.
Case 21 A 19-year-old man with sexual dysfunction.
Case 22 A 38-year-old woman with muscular aches and weakness.
Case 23 A wrist fracture in a 56-year-old woman.
Case 24 A 37-year-old woman with recurrent fl ushing.
Case 25 A 46-year-old man with an abnormal lipid profile.
Part 3 Self-assessment.
Index of cases by diagnosis.
Colour plate section.
"Ajjan covers cases from Addison's disease to osteoporosis and diabetic foot ulcer, and has a section explaining the molecular and physiological aspects of endocrinology." (Times Higher Education Supplement, May 2008)
covers cases from Addison's disease to osteoporosis and diabetic foot ulcer
includes extensive content on diabetes, reflecting its increasing incidence in society
contains an introductory section explaining the molecular and physiological aspects of endocrinology
features self-assessment material throughout, allowing for the testing of knowledge