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Basics of Human Andrology

A Textbook

  • The focus is on the sequential discussion of male reproductive system from normal anatomy, physiology to pathophysiology.

  • Each chapter includes flow charts, tables and figures relevant to the text that makes understanding simple.

  • Discussion of Brain areas in context of male sexual function makes the book more novel

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Anatomical, Developmental and GeneticĀ BasisĀ of Maleness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Testis

      • Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 3-15
    3. The Prostate Gland

      • Mona Sharma, Surabhi Gupta, Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 17-35
    4. Seminal Vesicles

      • Surabhi Gupta, Mona Sharma, Anand Kumar
      Pages 37-46
    5. Genital Ducts and Other Accessory Sex Glands

      • Surabhi Gupta, Anand Kumar
      Pages 47-53
    6. Development of the Male Gonad

      • Shilpa Sharma, Anand Kumar, Devendra K. Gupta
      Pages 67-76
    7. The Human Y Chromosome

      • Manish Jain, Amanpreet Kaur Kalsi, Prashant Kumar, Ashutosh Halder
      Pages 77-98
  3. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Spermatogenesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. Testicular Hormones

      • Tarala D. Nandedkar
      Pages 101-115
    3. Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular Axis

      • Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 117-134
    4. Spermatogenesis

      • Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 135-160
  4. The Semen

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161
    2. The Human Semen

      • Surabhi Gupta, Anand Kumar
      Pages 163-170
    3. The Sperm

      • Mona Sharma, Anand Kumar
      Pages 171-204
    4. Sperm Function Tests

      • Manmohan Misro
      Pages 205-223
  5. Reproductive Stages

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225
    2. Male Puberty

      • Amit Satapathy, Vandana Jain
      Pages 227-249
    3. Male Sexual Function

      • Mona Sharma, Anand Kumar
      Pages 251-281

About this book

This book addresses various aspects of male reproduction ranging from mind to testis. The basis of maleness lies in the Y chromosome. Reproductive functions depend upon the development of male organs from embryo to manhood. Testis, the male gonad, produces hormones and sperms; the latter is ejaculated in semen secreted by accessory sex glands. The testicular events are under neuroendocrine regulation which coordinates reproductive life from puberty to andropause.

Biology is as important as psychology in the control of reproduction. Behaviours are rooted in the brain. Various brain areas and neural circuits regulate male behaviours. Brain sexual polymorphism is the basis of homosexuality and transgenders. Neurophysiology has always been complex to understand. But, this book presents it in a simpler way.

Reproductive organs receive systemic influences, too. The book describes roles of metabolic, immune and thyroid status in reproduction. The book has chapters on male reproductive pathophysiology. Principles of diagnosis and management are also included. The last section deals with contraception and yoga. The traditional wisdom of yoga has been used for millennia to enhance sexual and reproductive experience.

This book will serve basic medical scientists, urologists, nephrologists, surgeons, andrologists, endocrinologists, gynaecologists, nurses, councellors and also the students of biological sciences who want to study reproduction in human male. The language is kept simple so that an inquisitive person with a background of biology too may read it.

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-981-10-3695-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)