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Textbook of Endocrine Physiology

William J. Kovacs and Sergio R. Ojeda


The sixth edition of this highly popular text retains its comprehensive coverage of endocrine basics from previous editions while featuring entirely new chapters on several topics, including the assessment of endocrine function, sexual differentiation, growth regulation, the thyroid, the adrenals, and calcium homeostasis. Chapters have been updated and reorganized to make information easily accessible in concise form, and new figures and tables have been added to enhance the presentation of complex concepts. Fundamental principles of endocrine physiology are reinforced with illustrative examp ... More

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199744121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199744121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William J. Kovacs, editor

Sergio R. Ojeda, editor

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1 Organization of the Endocrine System

Sergio R. Ojeda and William J. Kovacs

2 Genes and Hormones

Perrin C . White

3 Mechanisms of Hormone Action

Stephen R. Hammes and Carole R. Mendelson

4 Assessment of Endocrine Function

Sumitha S. Hathiramani and Hans K. Ghayee

7 Sexual Differentiation

Michael J. Mcphaul and Richard J. Auchus

9 Male Reproductive Function

William J. Kovacs

11 Growth Regulation

Jyotsna Keni and Anna Pawlikowska–Haddal

12 The Thyroid

Ildiko Lingvay and Shelby A. Holt

13 The Adrenal Glands

Richard J. Auchus, Keith L. Parker, and William E. Rainey

14 Calcium Homeostasis

Naim M Maalouf

15 Glucose, Lipid, and Protein Metabolism

Gregory O. Clark, William J. Kovacs, and Daniel W. Foster

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