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Endocrinology

Author: Ronan O'Neill; Richard Murphy
Publisher: Edinburgh ; London ; New York : Elsevier/Mosby Ltd., 2015.
Series: Crash course.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Updated fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Crash Course - your effective every day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the core information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. A winning formula now for over 15 years, each series volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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O'Neill, Ronan.
Endocrinology.
Edinburgh, [Scotland] : Elsevier Mosby, ©2015
x, 139 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronan O'Neill; Richard Murphy
ISBN: 9780723439042 0723439044
OCLC Number: 1054910312
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""Crash Course: Endocrinology""; ""Copyright""; ""Series editor foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Chapter 1: Overview of the endocrine system""; ""Role of the endocrine system""; ""Hormones and endocrine secretion""; ""What is a hormone?""; ""Types of hormone""; ""Endocrine tissue""; ""Organization of the endocrine system""; ""Hypothalamus""; ""Pituitary gland""; ""Peripheral endocrine tissues""; ""Target cells""; ""Control of hormone secretion""; ""Overall control""; ""Neural control""; ""Negative and positive feedback""; ""Directly"" ""Indirectly""""What are the benefits of having an endocrine system?""; ""Amplification""; ""Control""; ""Hormone types and secretion""; ""Polypeptide hormones""; ""Synthesis and secretion""; ""Lipid-derived hormones""; ""Steroid hormones""; ""Synthesis and secretion""; ""Step 1""; ""Step 2""; ""Eicosanoids""; ""Modified amino acids""; ""Synthesis and secretion""; ""Tyrosine derivatives""; ""Tryptophan derivatives""; ""Hormone receptors""; ""Cell-surface receptors""; ""Intracellular receptors""; ""Relationship of the nervous and endocrine systems""; ""Integration"" ""Neural control of hormones""""Hormonal control of neurons""; ""Comparison between the nervous and endocrine systems""; ""Nervous system""; ""Endocrine system""; ""Chapter 2: The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland""; ""Anatomy""; ""Hypothalamus""; ""Pituitary gland""; ""Blood supply""; ""Development""; ""Hypothalamus""; ""Pituitary gland""; ""Microstructure""; ""Hypothalamus""; ""Anterior pituitary""; ""Posterior pituitary""; ""Hormones""; ""Hormones of the hypothalamus""; ""Hormones that regulate anterior pituitary function""; ""Hormones released from the posterior pituitary"" ""Hormones of the anterior pituitary""""Hormonal feedback""; ""Hormones of the posterior pituitary""; ""Antidiuretic hormone""; ""Oxytocin""; ""Disorders of the hypothalamus""; ""Disorders of the anterior pituitary""; ""Hyperpituitarism""; ""Prolactinomas""; ""Investigations""; ""Treatment""; ""Hypopituitarism""; ""Non-functioning adenomas""; ""Other tumours""; ""Infarction of the pituitary gland""; ""Compression of the pituitary gland""; ""Other causes of pituitary failure""; ""Diagnosis of hypopituitarism""; ""Treatment of hypopituitarism""; ""Disorders of the posterior pituitary"" ""Diabetes insipidus""""Excess antidiuretic hormone secretion""; ""Chapter 3: The thyroid gland""; ""Anatomy""; ""Thyroid gland""; ""Blood, nerves and lymphatics""; ""Parathyroid glands""; ""Microstructure""; ""Thyroid gland""; ""Parathyroid glands""; ""Development""; ""Thyroid gland""; ""Parathyroid gland""; ""Thyroid hormones""; ""Synthesis""; ""Thyroglobulin synthesis""; ""Iodine trapping""; ""Iodide oxidation""; ""Iodination of thyroglobulin""; ""Coupling""; ""Secretion""; ""Iodine metabolism""; ""Regulation""; ""Transport of thyroid hormones""; ""Actions""; ""Feedback""
Series Title: Crash course.
Responsibility: Ronan O'Neill, MBChB, Richard Murphy (MBChB (Hons).
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Crash Course - your effective every day study companion PLUS the perfect antidote for exam stress! Save time and be assured you have all the core information you need in one place to excel on your course and achieve exam success. A winning formula now for over 15 years, each series volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by senior medical students or recent graduates - those who have just been in the exam situation - with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert faculty advisers, the result are books which exactly meet your needs and you know you can trust. Each provides an integrated approach to the subject by linking together topics such as anatomy, development, histology, physiology and pharmacology. Diseases and complaints, clerking, clinical assessment and examination, common skills and further investigations are also covered. Commencing with clear 'Learning Objectives', every chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. A fully revised self-assessment section matching the latest exam formats is also included. In this edition, Crash Course Endocrinology has been carefully revised to further reflect the requirements today's medical curriculum, including enhanced coverage of the essential area of diabetes. More than 130 illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Written by students for students - authors who understand exam pressures Contains 'Hints and Tips' boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires Succinct coverage of the subject enables 'sharp focus' and efficient use of time during exam preparation Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements Contains 'common exam pitfalls' as advised by faculty Crash Courses also available electronically! Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar! Now celebrating over 10 years of success - Crash Course has been specially devised to help you get through your exams with ease. Completely revised throughout, the new edition of Crash Course is perfectly tailored to meet your needs by providing everything you need to know in one place. Clearly presented in a tried and trusted, easy-to-use, format, each book in the series gives complete coverage of the subject in a no-nonsense, user-friendly fashion. Commencing with 'Learning Objectives', each chapter guides you succinctly through the topic, giving full coverage of the curriculum whilst avoiding unnecessary and often confusing detail. Each chapter is also supported by a full artwork programme, and features the ever popular 'Hints and Tips' boxes as well as other useful aide-mémoires. All volumes contain an up-to-date self-assessment section which allows you to test your knowledge and hone your exam skills. Authored by students or junior doctors - working under close faculty supervision - each volume has been prepared by someone who has recently been in the exam situation and so relates closely to your needs. So whether you need to get out of a fix or aim for distinction Crash Course is for you!!

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