Appropriate for one-semester junior-graduate level courses in Endocrinology, Endocrine Physiology, as well as courses in medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, nutrition, nursing and other related medical or animal sciences where endocrinology is the focus.
Hadley provides comprehensive coverage of endocrinology, centralizing on the critical roles of glands, hormones, receptors, and molecular signaling pathways in the control of physiological processes. This up-to-date Sixth Edition reviews the basic concepts, research methodologies, and the “state-of-the-art” scientific understanding of each of the major endocrine systems, in examples designed specifically for premedical and related professional courses.
1. Introduction to Endocrinology.
2. The Vertebrate Endocrine System.
3. General Mechanisms of Hormone Action.
4. Endocrine Methodologies.
5. Pituitary Hormones.
6. The Endocrine Hypothalamus.
7. Neurohypophysial Hormones.
8. Melanotropic Hormones.
9. Hormonal Control of Calcium Homeostasis.
10. Gastrointestinal Hormones.
11. Pancreatic Hormones and Metabolic Regulation.
12. Growth Hormones.
13. Thyroid Hormones.
14. Catecholamines and the Sympathoadrenal System.
15. Adrenal Steroid Hormones.
16. Endocrinology of Sex Differentiation and Development.
17. Hormones and Male Reproductive Physiology.
18. Hormones and Female Reproductive Physiology.
19. Endocrinology of Pregnancy, Parturition and Lactation.
20. Endocrine Role of the Pineal Gland.
NEW— Dr. Jon E. Levine assumes co-authorship in this revised version of Hadley’s classic textbook. The new edition harnesses Levine’s extensive research in neuroendocrinology and reproductive biology, along with Hadley’s expertise in the field of melanotropins and vertebrate pigmentation.
The text's accuracy and timelessness are ensured through the authors' decades of active research.
NEW - Expanded and updated introductory chapters presenting basic principles of molecular, cellular, and integrative endocrinology
Students learn the basic concepts of hormone synthesis, secretion, and actions, and the fundamental physiology of endocrine systems.
NEW - Updated coverage of current endocrine research methodologies
Students acquire an understanding of cutting-edge research tools.
NEW – Latest major research findings added to chapters on each endocrine system.
NEW - Examination of several recently discovered hormones.
Students are exposed to the latest discoveries in this fast-moving field.
NEW - Chapters are presented in a lecture-friendly format
Headers summarize each major point
NEW - Additonal and revised diagrams and figures rendered with a second color scheme.
Students can more easily understand complex processes with clear and precise illustrations.
NEW - "Think, Analyze, and Discuss" review questions.
Thought-provoking review questions that prompt active student learning
Each chapter is consistently organized to provide information on the following aspects of endocrine physiology—(1) Introduction and Historical Perspective; (2) Origin; (3) Biosynthesis; (4) Chemistry; (5) Secretion; (6) Circulation and Metabolism; (7) Physiological Roles; (8) Mechanisms of Action; (9) Pathophysiology; (10) Comparative Endocrinology.
This consistent presentation helps students understand and compare endocrine physiology.
- Up-to-date coverage of the following topics:
- —Hormones and energy homeostasis. Covers recent developments in the fast-moving field of food intake, metabolic hormone actions, and body weight regulation.
- —Reproductive hormone action. Reviews the latest findings obtained using transgenesis and gene targeting methodologies.
- —Genetic and congenital defects. Insight provided into those that affect normal growth and development of the human reproductive systems.
- —Neuropeptides. Explores the understanding of the importance of newly-discovered neuropeptides to endocrine system function.
- —New discoveries about hormonal regulation of sexual differentiation
o Provides students with the latest research, clinical applications, and methodologies in this fast-moving field.
- Emphasizes that all aspects of hormone function – synthesis, secretion, delivery, action and disposal – are of great physiological significance.
o Provides students with a balanced and thorough presentation of topics.
- Special reference to the roles of chemical messengers in the control of homeostatic systems—In the overall discussion of homeostasis.
o Gives students a comprehensive working vocabulary of the endocrine system, its components and processes.
- Coverage of the most recent molecular, genetic, and physiological—As well as the more classical methodologies.
o The historical and classical methodologies provide context for the modern techniques.
- Traces the evolution of hormone structure—In relation to the comparative endocrinology of neurohypophysial hormones.
o Provides students with a flavor for comparative endocrinology and in-depth exposure to the evolution of hormones.