Endocrine Physiology (Lange Physiology Series)

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9780071460484: Endocrine Physiology (Lange Physiology Series)

Master concepts rather than just memorize facts!

This concise and readable reference not only explains the basic clinical science and anatomy behind endocrine function -- it also relates endocrine physiology to states of health and disease.

  • Topics covered will be tested on USMLE Step 1
  • Each chapter includes self-study questions, learning objectives, and clinical examples
  • Two important areas have been updated: the first pertains to hormonal regulation of bone metabolism and the second to hormonal aspects of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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MASTERY OF CONCEPTS – NOT MEMORIZATION OF FACTS Concise and readable, Endocrine Physiology not only explains the basic science and anatomy behind endocrine function in a clear and logical fashion, it also relates endocrine physiology to states of health and disease.

RIGHT TO THE POINT
*Offers the best review for the USMLE Step I
*Packed with self-study questions, learning objectives, and clinical examples
*Current and up-to-date basic and clinical science concepts
*Explicit diagrams of regulation of hormone release and action
*Systems approach to hormone regulation and action at target organ
*Rationales for pharmacological, surgical, or genetic interventions
*Explicit description of feedback loops involved in regulation of hormone release
*Coverage of principal hormonal systems, from the functional anatomy, synthesis and release and molecular mechanism of hormone action
*Sequential description of regulatory mechanisms of hormone release and cellular physiologic effects
*Integration of hormone systems that regulate energy metabolism, fluid homeostasis and mineral balance

About the Author:

Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center.

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