1. Basic principles in clinical neuroendocrinology I: receptor mechanisms
2. Basic principles in clinical neuroendocrinology II: assays, rhythms and pulses
3. Neuroendocrinology of female reproduction
4. Neuroendocrine regulation of appetite and body weight
5. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal cortex axis
6. Hypothalamic regulation of thyroid function
7. Hypothalamic regulation of prolactin secretion
8. Regulation of growth hormone secretion
9. Posterior pituitary
10. An introduction to sellar masses
This innovative, introductory text is authored by key subject leaders in clinical neuroendocrinology with decades of research and teaching experience. Addressing the need for a concise description of human neuroendocrine systems, this important review of various significant basic science advances is relevant for all levels of experience. An indispensable resource for a variety of learners, this book will also enable biomedical science graduate students to extend their knowledge using its valuable clinical context. Beautifully illustrated, this text integrates basic scientific principles with clinical cases and includes several illustrated imaging studies, and in-depth discussions of basic principles and their interpretations. Extensive reference lists of clinical papers, teaching resources and a selection of review questions are included with each chapter, emphasizing the real-life importance of basic neuroendocrine principles in human health and disease. Clinical reviews are included to provide convenient links to more specialized texts, ensuring a successful springboard for learners worldwide.
- Provides a concise overview of the key basic principles in clinical neuroendocrinology underlying their diagnosis and management
- Includes reference lists of clinical papers, teaching resources and a selection of review questions with each chapter, to emphasize their real-life importance
- Includes several illustrated imaging studies, and in-depth discussions of basic principles and their interpretations
Michael Wilkinson, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Michael Wilkinson has over forty years of experience teaching neuroscience and neuroendocrinology to undergraduate physiology and medical students, and to graduate students in neuroscience and physiology. He has trained many Ph.D. and M.D. students, and has more than 170 publications, including numerous invited reviews. He has received several awards, including a Senior Killam Fellowship, and the Schering Prize, and is co-author of An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology (2nd edition, Cambridge, 2015) with R. Brown.
S. Ali Imran, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
S. Ali Imran is a Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, and Co-Director of the Halifax Neuropituitary Program. He has extensive clinical experience in the field of neuroendocrinology and has supervised several endocrine trainees and researchers over the past ten years. He has published several key papers on neuropituitary disorders such as acromegaly, prolactinomas and sellar masses.