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How the Endocrine System Works, 2nd Edition

J. Matthew Neal

ISBN: 978-1-118-93146-2 January 2016 Wiley-Blackwell 152 Pages


How the Endocrine System Works is not another standard introduction to endocrinology, but an innovative and fun way to learn about the importance of the key glands in the human body and the hormones they control. It is explained in 9 easy-to-understand lectures, with additional material on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders.

How the Endocrine System Works:

• Is designed for those in need of a concise introduction to this fascinating area of medicine 
• Has been rigorously updated to reflect today’s endocrinology teaching
• Includes more focus on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders
• Features more on evidence-based medicine, obesity, epidemiology, and biostatistics
• Includes summaries of key research which affects diagnostic criteria
• Includes brand new case-based review questions at the end of each chapter
• Features full-color diagrams throughout

How the Endocrine System Works is the perfect introduction for all medical students, as well as for students of bioscience, and other healthcare disciplines.

Acknowledgments vii

How to Use this Book ix

LECTURE 1 An Overview 1

LECTURE 2 Pituitary and Hypothalamus 13

LECTURE 3 The Thyroid 25

LECTURE 4 Adrenal Gland 39

LECTURE 5 Glucose Metabolism 53

LECTURE 6 Calcium Metabolism 77

LECTURE 7 Reproductive Endocrinology 91

LECTURE 8 Lipid Disorders 105

LECTURE 9 Disorders of Multiple Endocrine Glands and Paraneoplastic Syndromes 115

APPENDIX Clinical Trials, Evidence-Based Medicine, and Reading the Literature 119

Glossary 127

Index 131