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Essential Endocrinology and Diabetes
6th Edition
by Richard I. G. Holt, Neil A. Hanley
Paperback Book (374 Pages)
January 2012
Beautifully presented, this new edition is fully up-to-date with the latest knowledge and concepts on the workings of the endocrine system

Essential Endocrinology and Diabetes explains the key principles of endocrine physiology in an easy reading style popular with students, clinicians and scientists. The invaluable background on basic science and investigation, including new molecular techniques, provides the foundation for detailed discussion of the diagnosis and management of clinical endocrine disorders and diabetes.

The teaching style and presentation has been strengthened throughout, and includes learning objectives and "recap" links at the beginning of each chapter that remind the reader of key findings and principles, while cross-referencing makes it easy to locate related information quickly and efficiently. There are also more case studies, with detailed answers applying theory to practice.

Essential Endocrinology and Diabetes is the perfect resource for a course on endocrinology and diabetes, as part of USMLE teaching, and an on-going companion during postgraduate clinical and scientific study. It is accompanied by a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition - the interactive, digital version of the book - featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note taking facilities, book-marking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms.
Preface vii
List of abbreviations x

How to get the best out of your textbook xii

PART 1: Foundations of Endocrinology 1

1 Overview of endocrinology 3

2 Cell biology and hormone synthesis 14

3 Molecular basis of hormone action 27

4 Investigations in endocrinology and diabetes 48

PART 2: Endocrinology – Biology to Clinical Practice 63

5 The hypothalamus and pituitary gland 65

6 The adrenal gland 99

7 Reproductive endocrinology 127

8 The thyroid gland 165

9 Calcium and metabolic bone disorders 190

10 Pancreatic and gastrointestinal endocrinology and endocrine neoplasia 213

PART 3: Diabetes and Obesity 233

11 Overview of diabetes 235

12 Type 1 diabetes 257

13 Type 2 diabetes 285

14 Complications of diabetes 311

15 Obesity 343

Index 360
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