Appropriate for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Zoology, this state-of-the-art text provides comprehensive coverage of endocrinology. It discusses holistic information about mammalian endocrinology, and more particularly, about human endocrinology.
The text reviews the basic concepts and the scientific understanding of each of the major endocrine glands. Each chapter has been written with a view that a beginner may easily comprehend the subject matter. Endocrine methodologies, wherever appropriate, have been incorporated in chapters, and similarly medical aspects of endocrine or hormonal disorders resulting out of mutational changes in hormone receptors are included, to make the text more interesting.
Coverage of topics includes :
Cell signalling and the mechanism of action of hormones
Chemical structure and classes of hormones
Key Features :
An extensive list of abbreviations
A detailed glossary at the end of the book
Separate boxes highlighting the aspects of medical importance
An important list of selected readings
A judicious selection of topics from the text can make this book immensely valuable for the medical students.