Adrenal Disorders

  • Andrew N. Margioris
  • George P. Chrousos

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Adrenal Gland: Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Michel Grino, Nadia Dakine, Odile Paulmyer-Lacroix, Charles Oliver
      Pages 1-9
    3. Meera S. Ramayya
      Pages 11-43
    4. Achille Gravanis, Andrew N. Margioris
      Pages 59-70
    5. George Mastorakos, Anthony G. Doufas
      Pages 81-105
    6. Caleb B. Kallen, Futoshi Arakane, Teruo Sugawara, Marianthi Kiriakidou, Staci E. Pollack, Hidemichi Watari et al.
      Pages 107-117
    7. Monika Ehrhart-Bornstein, Stefan R. Bornstein
      Pages 119-130
    8. Andrew N. Margioris, Erene Dermitzaki, Maria Venihaki, Achille Gravanis
      Pages 131-141
  3. The Adrenal Gland: Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. W. W. de Herder, S. W. J. Lamberts
      Pages 143-153
    3. Constantine Tsigos
      Pages 155-163
    4. Yves de Keyzer, Marie Laure Raffin-Sanson, Agnès Picon, Xavier Bertagna
      Pages 165-177
    5. Andrew N. Margioris, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 179-191
    6. S. Tsagarakis, N. Thalassinos
      Pages 193-202
    7. Theodore Friedman
      Pages 203-218
    8. Martin Reincke
      Pages 219-230
    9. David E. Schteingart, Dominic Homan
      Pages 231-247

About this book


New and exciting concepts in the fields of adrenal physiology and pathophysiology have been emerging almost exponentially, producing a tremendous influx of new knowledge. In Adrenal Disorders, a panel of distinguished physicians and researchers-many active contributors to the discoveries-select the most relevant new findings and integrate them into the existing body of clinical knowledge on adrenal pathologies. The book includes important reviews of disturbances in cortisol homeostasis, and new concepts regarding adrenal tumors and hereditary adrenal diseases. Also discussed are mineralocorticoids and the syndromes of mineralocortoid excess and aldosterone synthase deficiency. A focused review of the molecular and cellular biology of the adrenal cortices medullae, coupled with a discussion of the secretion and metabolism of adrenal products, provide a sound physiological foundation for understanding the new approaches to adrenal disease.
Authoritative and insightful, Adrenal Disorders provides physicians and scientists with a comprehensive, state-of-the-art practical guide to the devastating diseases of the adrenals that are so often difficult to diagnose and treat.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew N. Margioris
    • 1
  • George P. Chrousos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical ChemistryUniversity of Crete School of MedicineHeraklion, CreteGreece
  2. 2.Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child and Human DevelopmentNational Institute of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-029-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-101-5
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