This concise overview of hormone biological actions introduces basic science principles and their relevance in the clinical expression of disease. Each chapter incorporates a wealth of pedagogical aids including: study questions, learning objectives, and clinical examples.
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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.
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*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
Patricia E. Molina Course Director.2001, Medical Physiology; Endocrine Physiology. Course Director; H. Miller 2001, Alcohol Research Center Training Program, Alcohol and trauma, Gregory Bagby, Program Director 2001, Allied Health Physiology; Introduction to Endocrine & GI physiology, Gregory Bagby, Course Director.
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