Endocrinology of Pregnancy

  • Fuller W. Bazer

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael J. Soares, Guoli Dai, Christopher B. Cohick, Heiner Müller, Kyle E. Orwig
    Pages 145-176
  3. William C. Okulicz, Sheri Hild-Petito, Beverly Chilton
    Pages 177-197
  4. Robert C. Burghardt, Jeffery A. Bowen, Fuller W. Bazer
    Pages 199-228
  5. B. A. Croy, P. F. Whitelaw, H. Engelhardt
    Pages 229-289
  6. Rodney D. Geisert, Alan J. Conley
    Pages 291-318
  7. Eugene D. Albrecht, Gerald J. Pepe
    Pages 319-351
  8. Stuart B. Hooper, Ian R. Young
    Pages 353-385
  9. Robert E. Garfield, George Saade, Kristof Chwalisz
    Pages 407-430
  10. Russell V. Anthony, Sean W. Limesand, Michael D. Fanning, Rongti Liang
    Pages 461-490
  11. Paul S. Cooke, David L. Buchanan, Takeshi Kurita, Dennis B. Lubahn, Gerald R. Cunha
    Pages 491-506
  12. Kevin G. Osteen
    Pages 541-553
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 569-576

About this book


In The Endocrinology of Pregnancy, leading researchers illuminate the complex interactions between maternal and fetal-placental tissues that control the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, the proper development of the fetus, the birth process, and the behavioral aspects of bonding between mother and newborn. These expert researchers review the endocrine and physiological events that culminate in the delivery of offspring, and provide a solid base of comparative information on the menstrual cycle of primates, including humans. Also discussed are the sources and functions of both steroid and protein hormones from the placenta, the details of their effects on uterine function, placental development, fetal growth and well-being, and maternal responses to pregnancy.

The Endocrinology of Pregnancy is the first comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the key endocrine mechanisms associated with the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. It instantly becomes the standard reference source not only for reproductive scientists, but also for those clinicians who want better to understand the complex factors that affect pregnancy-and their pregnant patients.


Uterus birth endocrinology fetus growth growth factor hormone hormone receptors hormones placenta pregnancy protein protein hormones steroid steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Fuller W. Bazer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal Science and Institute of Biosciences and TechnologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7291-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1804-3
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