Biology of Menopause

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ISBN: 978-1-4684-9530-0 (Print) 978-0-387-21628-7 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. New Understanding of the Complexity of the Menopause and Challenges for the Future

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      New Understanding of the Complexity of the Menopause and Challenges for the Future

  3. Hypothalamic—Pituitary—Ovarian Axis During Reproductive Aging

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      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-23

      Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone (LHRH) Neuronal Function in Middle-Aged Female Rats

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      Pages 24-34

      Reproductive Aging and the Human Hypothalamus

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      Pages 35-44

      Alterations in the Pattern of Gonadotropin Secretion During the Menopausal Transition

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      Pages 45-53

      Clinical and Scientific Significance of Perimenopausal Changes in Pituitary and Ovarian Hormone Secretion

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      Pages 54-65

      Follicular Depletion and the Menopausal Transition

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      Pages 66-79

      Ovarian Follicle Recruitment and Secretory Capacity in Women of Advanced Reproductive Age

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      Pages 80-88

      New Strategies in Studying Ovarian Aging

  4. Effects of Reproductive Aging on Nonreproductive Tissues

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      Pages 89-89

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      Pages 91-102

      Novel Mechanisms of Estrogen Action in the Developing Brain

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      Pages 103-111

      Neuroprotective Effects of Estrogens

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      Pages 112-120

      Cognitive Changes and Aging: Is Estrogen a Factor?

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      Pages 121-133

      Age-Related Changes and Hormonal Regulation of Mesenchymal Stromal Stem Cells from Human Vertebral Bone Marrow

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      Pages 134-146

      Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

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      Pages 147-158

      Changes in Cardiovascular Risk Factors During the Peri- and Postmenopausal Years

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      Pages 159-170

      Estrogen and the Vascular Injury Response

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      Pages 171-180

      Effects of Mammalian and Plant Estrogens on Lipoprotein Metabolism and Coronary Heart Disease

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      Pages 181-188

      Potential Cardioprotective Effects of Estrogen Involving Ion Channels, Endothelium, and Coronary Artery Reactivity

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      Pages 189-192

      Role of the Membrane Estrogen Receptor in Vascular Cell Physiology

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      Pages 193-210

      Role of Nitric Oxide in the Antiatherosclerotic Effect of 17β-Estradiol

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      Pages 211-222

      Biological and Psychosocial Factors Affecting Sexual Functioning During the Menopausal Transition

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