Basic and Clinical Principles

  • Shlomo Melmed
  • P. Michael Conn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Michael Conn
      Pages 3-5
  3. Hormone Secretion and Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Kelly E. Mayo
      Pages 9-33
    3. Derek V. Henley, Jonathan Lindzey, Kenneth S. Korach
      Pages 49-65
    4. Derek LeRoith, William L. Lowe Jr.
      Pages 85-91
    5. John A. McCracken
      Pages 93-111
    6. Michael S. Harbuz, Stafford L. Lightman
      Pages 113-123
  4. Insects/Plants/Comparative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Lawrence I. Gilbert
      Pages 127-136
    3. William Teale, Ivan Paponov, Olaf Tietz, Klaus Palme
      Pages 137-147
    4. Fredrick Stormshak
      Pages 149-169
  5. Hypothalamic-Pituitary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Constantine A. Stratakis, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 173-195
    3. Ilan Shimon, Shlomo Melmed
      Pages 197-210
    4. Daniel G. Bichet
      Pages 211-231
    5. Anthony P. Heaney, Glenn D. Braunstein
      Pages 233-253

About this book


For this new edition of Conn & Melmed's Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, a panel of distinguished scientists and clinicians has completely rewritten every chapter to reflect the latest advances in our understanding of the endocrine system. Maintaining the original goal of the first edition to integrate the basic science of endocrinology with its physiological and clinical principles, the authors have succinctly summarized in 450 pages the latest findings on hormone secretion and hormone action, as well as all of the most recent insights into the physiology and pathophysiology of hormonal disorders. Coverage extends across the entire spectrum of endocrinology-from mammalian cells, plants, and insects to animal models and human diseases-with much increased coverage of diabetes and metabolism. Highlights include cutting-edge discussions of appetite disorders, obesity, reproductive failure, control of thyroid function, hormone action in humans and the lower species, and the mechanisms subserving hormone secretion.
Concise yet comprehensive, Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, Second Edition offers students, clinicians, and scientists access to the entire spectrum of endocrinological knowledge, authoritatively illuminating the basic scientific principles underlying every aspect of hormone secretion and action, and leading the reader towards a full understanding of the pathogenesis and management of human endocrine disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shlomo Melmed
    • 1
  • P. Michael Conn
    • 2
  1. 1.Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Oregon Health & Science UniversityBeaverton

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-829-8
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-427-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-829-8
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