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Main description:

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.


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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.


Contents:

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


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118931479
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: March, 2016
Pages: 160

Subcategories: Endocrinology, Physiology