Endocrine Pharmacology: Physiological Basis and Therapeutic Applications

Endocrine Pharmacology: Physiological Basis and Therapeutic Applications

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P. J. Bentley
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 5/27/2011
EAN 9780521279352, ISBN10: 0521279356

Paperback, 514 pages, 27.9 x 21.1 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

A 1981 treatment of the action and uses of the hormones and drugs that influence endocrine functions in the body as seen by a pharmacologist. The book includes a description of available drug preparations and expected therapeutic responses, and an examination of their side effects and interactions with other drugs. Special emphasis is placed on how such drugs and hormones work and on how their biological effects are related to their chemical structures. The physiological background to the practical significance of such substances is given for both a healthy and a diseased state. The book assumes little prior knowledge of endocrinology or pharmacology.

1. Introduction
2. Basic principles of pharmacology in relation to the endocrine function
3. The pituitary gland
4. The thyroid gland
5. Steroid hormones
6. The adrenal glands
7. The endocrinology and pharmacology of reproduction
8. The Islets of Langerhans
9. Calcemic hormones
parathyroid hormone, calcitonin and vitamin D3
10. The gastrointestinal hormones
11. The renin-angiotensin system

Review of the hardback: ' ... extraordinarily erudite, factually rich ... the author has succeeded admirably in communicating the content and scope of his subject.' American Scientist