Gynecologic Endocrinology

  • Jay J. Gold
  • John B. Josimovich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Basic Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Janice M. Bahr
      Pages 11-22
    3. David L. Healy
      Pages 23-53
  3. Hormonal Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. George S. Richardson
      Pages 57-81
    3. Gerson Weiss
      Pages 83-87
    4. Raphael Jewelewicz, Barbara Shortle
      Pages 89-107
    5. Charles H. Emerson
      Pages 109-133
  4. Diagnostic Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Robert N. Alsever
      Pages 137-157
    3. Olga M. Blair
      Pages 159-173
    4. John C. M. Tsibris
      Pages 175-183
    5. Wadi A. Bardawil
      Pages 185-245
    6. Bertram Levin
      Pages 247-293
    7. Robert S. Neuwirth
      Pages 295-300
  5. Endocrine Disorders in the Female

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Joe Leigh Simpson
      Pages 303-326

About this book

Introduction

It has been exactly five years since I was privileged to write the foreword for the previous edition of this distinguished book on gynecologic endocrinology. Reproductive endocrinology has been established as a separate respected area in the general field of endocrinology, as well as in obstetrics and gynecology. Years ago the reproductive endocrinologist took long periods of time to answer questions, since most of the studies done then used bioassay methods. These studies were hastened by the work of Berson and Yalow with their development of the radioimmunoassay. They were later awarded the Nobel Prize for this work, since it unlocked many avenues of investigation in the field of endocrinology. It is now possible to measure small quantities of hormones in various biological tissues. Since that time high-pressure liquid chro­ matography and mass spectrometry have unlocked further secrets in this field with their capability of measuring ever smaller quantities of substances as well as their metabolites. Giant strides have been made in other diagnostic methods that interface with gynecologic endocrinology, notably in the field of radiology in the arena of tomography and CAT scans, and now nuclear magnetic resonance. Progress will be pushed still further, and this fourth edition again identifies the leading edge of knowledge. Such new areas embrace the physiology of relaxin, the ontogeny of sexual differentiation, diagnostic procedures on the cervix, functional dysmenorrhea and anorexia nervosa, idiopathic edema, and the misunderstood premenstrual tension syndrome.

Keywords

Diabetes Diabetes mellitus EGF receptor Gonadotropin Insulin endoscopy growth factor hormone receptors infertility prolactin protein hormones ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay J. Gold
    • 1
  • John B. Josimovich
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Illinois College of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUMDNJ-New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUMDNJ-New Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2157-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9272-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2157-6
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