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Comparative EndocrinologyComparative Endocrinology Aubrey Gorbman, Walton W. Dickhoff, Steven R. Vigna, Nancy B. Clark & Charles L. Ralph Keenly sensitive to the needs and capabilities of today’s undergraduate, this textbook provides a broadly comparative approach to vertebrate endocrinology which is not confined to the study of mammals but compares and relates all vertebrate groups. The mechanism of hormonal action is considered as a general phenomenon and specifically with respect to each of the vertebrate hormones….

Nitrogen Metabolism and Excretion (Animal Physiology: Evolutionary & Comparative Approaches)Although the basic evolutionary patterns of nitrogen metabolism and excretion have been outlined for decades, there has been a resurgence of research activity in the past 15 years. Research in nitrogen metabolism has been stimulated in the area of acid-base balance. The molecular revolution has had an impact on the field as well, and recent studies on nitrogen metabolism and excretion now almost routinely use the tools of molecular biology. Of special interest are recent studies of evolutionary …

An Introduction to Behavioral EndocrinologyWritten for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text provides an integrated presentation of the expanding field of behavioural endocrinology – the study of hormone-behaviour interactions. Using a comparative approach, the text explores how hormone-behaviour interactions have evolved in both humans and non-human animals to solve common problems in survival and reproduction. Topics include: the interactions between hormones and sexually dimorphic behaviours; mating and parental …

Comparative Vertebrate EndocrinologyThe long-awaited third edition of this popular textbook, which has been unavailable for several years, is completely revised and updated. It retains the successful format of previous editions, dealing with the nature, actions and roles of hormones among vertebrate animals. Special emphasis is placed on the evolution and origins of hormones and their receptors; the role of hormones in the physiological coordination of vertebrates; and each endocrine process in the context of the organism’s physi…

Handbook of Hormones: Comparative Endocrinology for Basic and Clinical ResearchHandbook of Hormones: Comparative Endocrinology for Basic and Clinical Research collates fundamental information about the structure and function of hormones from basic biology to clinical use. The handbook offers a rapid way to obtain specific facts about the chemical and molecular characteristics of hormones, their receptors and signalling pathways, and the biological activities they regulate. The evolution of hormones and gene families is also covered both in the text and in online ancillar…

General and Comparative Endocrinology“Endocrinology is an area of medicine; some would say a sub-specialty of internal medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones. Endocrinology covers such human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Endocrinology also focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones. This book is concerned with the numerous convolutions of vertebrate and invertebrate endocrine systems at …

General and Comparative Endocrinology“Endocrinology is an area of medicine; some would say a sub-specialty of internal medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones. Endocrinology covers such human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Endocrinology also focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones. This book is concerned with the numerous convolutions of vertebrate and invertebrate endocrine systems at …

Comparative Hemostasis in VertebratesThe author examines hemostasis in animals from all seven major vertebrate classes. Her research provides unique insights into the phylogenetic development of the various phases and components of hemostasis. This monograph is a valuable reference for students, researchers, and teachers of biology, zoology, veterinary science, and human medicine….

Fundamentals of Comparative Vertebrate EndocrinologyEndocrinology, as a discipline, was a late arrival in the corpus of established subjects. Its growth in recent years has been prodigious, extending from mor­ phology to molecular levels. Most of the major endocrine glands were noted by the early anatomists, although the adrenal glands were not described until 1563 by Bartholomaeus Eustachius (1520-1574). On the other hand, elucidation of the function of these glands was extremely slow. Key work by A. A. Berthold (1849), although overlooked at t…

PANCREATITIS OR PAN(CRY)TITIS: A Comparative Study Of APACHE-2,BISAP And CTSI Scoring Systems In Predicting Outcome In Acute Pancreatitis Patients...Acute pancreatitis is a disease prevalent in the masses…be it the western world or the third world countries…there are various causes for its development which must be understood to prevent ourselves from this dreadful disease if not intervened in time…gallstones and alcoholism being the most common causes…and many more…for patients having acute pancreatitis its therefore very vital to know the prognosis of the patient…acute pancreatitis when progresses into a critical stage…close …