Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases, Second Edition, comprehensively reviews the extensive spectrum of diseases and disorders that can occur within the endocrine system. It serves as a useful and comprehensive source of information spanning the many and varied aspects of the endocrine end metabolic system. Students will find a concise description of the physiology and pathophysiology of endocrine and metabolic functions, as well as their diseases. Each article provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers, from advanced undergraduate students, to research professionals.
Chapters explore the latest advances and hot topics that have emerged in recent years, such as the molecular basis of endocrine and metabolic diseases (mutations, epigenetics, signaling), the pathogenesis and therapy of common endocrine diseases (e.g. diabetes and endocrine malignancies), new technologies in endocrine research, new methods of treatment, and endocrine toxicology/disruptors.
- Covers all aspects of endocrinology and metabolism
- Incorporates perspectives from experts working within the domains of biomedicine (e.g. physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, immunology, genetics) and clinical sciences to provide readers with reputable, multi-disciplinary content from domain experts
- Provides a 'one-stop' resource for access to information as written by world-leading scholars in the field, with easy cross-referencing of related articles to promote understanding and further research
Adrenal Glands and Hypertension Calcium and Bone Diabetes Endocrine toxicology and EDCs Endocrinology of Aging Epigenetic aspects of Endocrinology Female Reproduction Gastrointestinal Hormones General Principles of Hormone Production and Action Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis/Obesity Male Reproduction Neuroendocrinology Paediatric Endocrinology Pituitary Gland and Diseases Thyroid Gland