The Endocrine System, Systems of the Body Series, 2nd Edition

The Endocrine System

2nd Edition Systems of the Body Series

By Joy P. Hinson, BSc, PhD, DSc, FHEA, Professor of Endocrine Science, Dean for Postgraduate Studies, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK; Peter Raven, BSc, PhD, MBBS, MRCP, MRCPsych, FHEA, Faculty Tutor (Biomedical Sciences), UCL; Deputy Director of Medical Education, UCL Medical School; Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust, London, UK and Shern L. Chew, BSc, MD, FRCP, Professor of Endocrine Medicine, Consultant Physician, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University, London, UK


Introduction. The hypothalamus and pituitary part I: the hypothalamus and posterior pituitary. The hypothalamus and pituitary part II: the anterior pituitary. The adrenal glands. The thyroid gland. Hormonal control of reproduction part I: male reproductive system. Hormonal control of reproduction part II: female reproductive system. Hormonal control of reproduction part III: sex hormones during development. Insulin and the regulation of plasma glucose. Hormonal regulation of plasma calcium and calcium metabolism. Miscellaneous hormones.