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Endocrine Physiology (5th Edition)

  • Author: Patricia E. Molina
  • ISBN: 9781260019353
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Education
  • Edition: 5th
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2018
  • Format: Paperback – 320 pages
  • Language: English


The principles of endocrinology and metabolism clearly and simply explained on a system-by-system, organ-by-organ basis


A Doody’s Core Title for 2021! 

Applauded by medical students for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and portability, Endocrine Physiology, Fifth Edition delivers unmatched coverage of the fundamental concepts of hormone biological actions. These concepts provide a solid foundation for first-and-second year medical students to understand the physiologic mechanisms involved in neuroendocrine regulation of organ function. With its emphasis on must-know principles, Endocrine Physiology is essential for residents and fellows, and is the single-best endocrine review available for the USMLE® Step 1. 

Here’s why this is essential for USMLE® Step 1 review:

  • Informative first chapter describes the organization of the endocrine system, as well as general concepts of hormone production and release, transport and metabolic rate, and cellular mechanisms of action
  • Boxed case studies help you apply principles to real-world clinical situations
  • Each chapter includes bulleted Objectives, Key Concepts, Study Questions, Suggested Readings, and diagrams encapsulating key concepts

If you’ve been looking for a student-tested, basic yet comprehensive review of endocrinology and metabolism, your search ends here.

Table of Contents
  1. Chapter 1 General Principles of Endocrine Physiology
    1. The Endocrine System: Physiologic Functions and Components
    2. Hormone Chemistry and Mechanisms of Action
    3. Hormone Cellular Effects
    4. Hormone Receptors and Signal Transduction
    5. Control of Hormone Release
    6. Assessment of Endocrine Function
  2. Chapter 2 The Hypothalamus and Posterior Pituitary Gland
    1. Functional Anatomy
    2. Hormones of the Posterior Pituitary
  3. Chapter 3 Anterior Pituitary Gland
    1. Functional Anatomy
    2. Hypothalamic Control of Anterior Pituitary Hormone Release
    3. Hormones of the Anterior Pituitary
    4. Diseases of the Anterior Pituitary
  4. Chapter 4 Thyroid Gland
    1. Functional Anatomy
    2. Regulation of Biosynthesis, Storage, and Secretion of Thyroid Hormones
    3. Diseases of Thyroid Hormone Overproduction and Undersecretion
    4. Evaluation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis
  5. Chapter 5 Parathyroid Gland and Ca2+ and PO4? Regulation
    1. Functional Anatomy
    2. Parathyroid Hormone Biosynthesis and Transport
    3. Parathyroid Hormone Target Organs and Physiologic Effects
    4. Calcium Homeostasis
    5. Diseases of Parathyroid Hormone Production
  6. Chapter 6 Adrenal Gland
    1. Functional Anatomy and Zonation
    2. Hormones of the Adrenal Cortex
    3. Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla
  7. Chapter 7 Endocrine Pancreas
    1. Functional Anatomy
    2. Pancreatic Hormones
    3. Diseases Associated with Pancreatic Hormones
    4. Complications of Diabetes
  8. Chapter 8 Male Reproductive System
    1. Functional Anatomy
    2. Gonadotropin Regulation of Gonadal Function
    3. Gonadal Function
    4. Physiologic Effects of Androgens at Target Organs
    5. Neuroendocrine and Vascular Control of Erection and Ejaculation
    6. Diseases of Testosterone Excess or Deficiency
  9. Chapter 9 Female Reproductive System
    1. Functional Anatomy
    2. Gonadotropin Regulation of Ovarian Function
    3. Ovarian Hormone Synthesis
    4. Ovarian Cycle
    5. Endometrial Cycle
    6. Physiologic Effects of Ovarian Hormones
    7. Age-Related Changes in the Female Reproductive System
    8. Contraception and the Female Reproductive Tract
    9. Diseases of Overproduction and Undersecretion of Ovarian Hormones
  10. Chapter 10 Endocrine Integration of Energy and Electrolyte Balance
    1. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Energy Storage, Mobilization, and Utilization
    2. Electrolyte Balance
    3. Neuroendocrine Regulation of the Stress Response
  11. Appendix Normal Values of Metabolic Parameters and Tests of Endocrine Function
  12. Table A. Plasma and serum values
  13. Table B. Urinary levels
  14. Answers to Study Questions
  15. Index 
Author Biography

Patricia Molina, MD, PhD (New Orleans, LA), Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre.

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