Developmental Endocrinology

From Research to Clinical Practice

  • Erica A. Eugster
  • Ora Hirsch Pescovitz

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hypothalamus/Pituitary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gretchen E. Parker, Kyle W. Sloop, Simon J. Rhodes
      Pages 3-39
  3. Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Emily C. Walvoord, Erica A. Eugster
      Pages 77-103
    3. Zehra Haider, James W. Edmondson
      Pages 105-120
  4. Thyroid

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Delbert A. Fisher
      Pages 135-149
    3. Scott A. Rivkees
      Pages 151-177
  5. Calcium and Bone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Salvatore Minisold, Lorraine A. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 193-216
    3. Linda Anne DiMeglio
      Pages 217-240
  6. Gonadal Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Sally Radovick, Helen H. Kim, Diane E. J. Stafford, Andrew Wolfe, Marjorie Zakaria
      Pages 243-259
    3. Tamara S. Hannon, John S. Fuqua
      Pages 261-291
    4. Joan DiMartino-Nardi
      Pages 313-330
    5. Steven G. Waguespack, Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
      Pages 331-355
  7. Adrenal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Sophia P. Tsakiri, George P. Chrousos, Andrew N. Margioris
      Pages 359-380
    3. Perrin C. White
      Pages 381-402
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 403-421

About this book


Recent advances in molecular endocrinology have significantly increased our understanding of endocrine diseases, as well as that of the medical management of these complicated disorders. In Developmental Endocrinology: From Research to Clinical Practice, leading researchers comprehensively translate all the latest scientific information regarding endocrine physiology and development into an understanding of the clinical pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases. Organized by endocrine system, each section of the book concisely describes the chronological development of the human organism, from the fetal/prenatal period through childhood, adolescence, and, in some cases, into adulthood. The prenatal sections review recent discoveries concerning transcription factors, homeobox genes, and human molecular mutations- the basic processes governing prenatal development of the individual endocrine organs--and detail the pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, and treatment of pediatric endocrine disorders.
Authoritative, comprehensive, and readily accessible, Developmental Endocrinology: From Research to Clinical Practice illuminates for today's medical investigators, basic scientists, and clinicians our rapidly emerging understanding of this complex field, as well as constituting an invaluable guide to the practical clinical management of endocrine diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erica A. Eugster
    • 1
  • Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Riley Hospital for ChildrenIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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