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Endocrine Physiology 3rd Edition

Patricia Molina (Author)


Book Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 3 edition (October 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071613013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071613019

Book Description

A concise, easy-to-absorb review of the essential principles of endocrinology and metabolism
The best review available for the USMLE Step 1!
A Doody's Core Title for 2011!
The Third Edition of Endocrine Physiology provides comprehensive coverage of the basic science and anatomy behind endocrine function The concepts covered will provide a basis for understanding the physiologic mechanisms involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of organ function. With its focus on must-know principles, Endocrine Physiology is the best review available for the USMLE Step 1 and the perfect reference for residents and fellows.
Drawing on student feedback, this new edition is packed with self-study questions, learning objectives, and clinical examples. You will find outstanding diagrams covering the regulation of hormone release and action.
  • Valuable first chapter describing 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
  • Eight additional chapters discussing specific endocrine systems, detailing the specific hormone produced by each in the context of the regulation of its production and release, the target physiologic actions, and the implications of excess or deficiency
  • Concluding chapter illustrating how the individual endocrine systems dynamically interact in maintaining homeostasis
  • Chapters include learning aids such as Q&As, key concepts, clinical examples, diagram illustrations, and chapter objective

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