Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Physiology of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis, the Testis, and Testicular Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marco Bonomi, Valeria Vezzoli, Anna Cariboni
      Pages 3-33
    3. Kathryn L. Garner, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, Craig A. McArdle
      Pages 35-70
    4. Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre, James A. Dias, George R. Bousfield
      Pages 71-122
    5. Livio Casarini, Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi, Manuela Simoni, Adolfo Rivero-Müller
      Pages 123-168
    6. Sarah J. Potter, Deepti Lava Kumar, Tony DeFalco
      Pages 169-216
    7. Catherine H. Sterling, Dagmar Wilhelm, Stefan Bagheri-Fam
      Pages 217-244
    8. Richard Ivell, Ravinder Anand-Ivell, Steven D. Morley
      Pages 245-272
    9. Girolamo Mattioli, Pietro Lazzeroni, Irene Paraboschi, Natascia Di Iorgi, Flavia Napoli, Mohamad Maghnie
      Pages 273-311
    10. D. Fietz, M. Bergmann
      Pages 313-341
    11. Christa E. Flück, Amit V. Pandey
      Pages 343-371
    12. Päivi Sutinen, Marjo Malinen, Jorma J. Palvimo
      Pages 395-416
    13. Juho-Antti Mäkelä, Jorma Toppari
      Pages 417-455
    14. S. Marchiani, L. Tamburrino, M. Muratori, E. Baldi
      Pages 457-478
  3. Clinical Approach to the Disorders of Male Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Francesco Lombardo, Francesco Pallotti, Francesco Cargnelutti, Andrea Lenzi
      Pages 481-493
    3. Uberto Pagotto, Flaminia Fanelli, Antonio Raffaele Granata
      Pages 495-516
    4. Csilla Krausz
      Pages 517-533

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of endocrinology of the male reproductive system, explaining how it works and how, sometimes, it fails to work. World-class specialists present state of the art knowledge on all aspects, including anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, genetics, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations of testicular diseases, endocrine aspects of andrological and sexual diseases, and therapy. Extensive consideration is given to sexual development, testicular function, the clinical approach to disorders of male reproduction, male hypogonadism, sexual dysfunction, and male infertility. In addition, sociodemographic, psychological, and ethical aspects of male reproductive disorders are discussed. The book is intended as a major reference for endocrinologists, andrologists, and sexologists, as well as basic and clinical scientists. It is published as part of the SpringerReference program, which delivers access to living editions constantly updated through a dynamic peer-review publishing process.


GnRH secretion Sexuality Testicular function Hypogonadism Infertility Spermatogenesis Androgen deficiency Testicular diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuela Simoni
    • 1
  • Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi
    • 2
  1. 1.Unit of Endocrinology Department of Biomedical Metabolic and Neural SciencesUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery and CancerImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44440-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44441-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935
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