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Master concepts rather than just memorize facts!This concise and readable reference not only explains the basic clinical science and anatomy behind endocrine function -- it also relates endocrine physiology to states of health and disease. Topics covered will be tested on USMLE Step 1 Each chapter includes self-study questions, learning objectives, and clinical examples Two important areas have been updated: the first pertains to hormonal regulation of bone metabolism and the second to hormonal aspects of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center.
Table of Contents
Endocrine Physiology 2/E
1. General Principles of Endocrine Physiology
2. The Hypothalamus & Posterior Pituitary Gland
3. Anterior Pituitary Gland
4. Thyroid Gland
5. Parathyroid Gland & Regulation
6. Adrenal Gland
7. Endocrine Pancreas
8. Male Reproductive System
9. Female Reproductive System
10. Endocrine Integration of Energy & Electrolyte Balance