This new edition of Essential Endocrinology and Diabetes has been rewritten and revised by a new author team. Easy-to-use and comprehensively treating all areas of endocrinology and diabetes, it is the perfect core text for medical students, biomedical science students, and junior doctors, and a useful tool for clinicians wishing to reacquaint themselves with some of the basic science behind their day-to-day clinical practice. * Includes new chapters on endocrine neoplasia, diabetes (type 1, type 2, complications) and obesity * New features include learning objectives, key points boxes and case histories * Content now reorganized into 3 parts: principles of endocrinology; clinical endocrinology; and clinical diabetes and obesity
Table of Contents
Preface. List of Abbreviations. Part 1: Principles of Endocrinology. 1 The endocrine system. 2 The biological principles of endocrinology. 3 The molecular basis of endocrinology. 4 Investigations in endocrinology. Part 2: Clinical Endocrinology. 5 The hypothalamus and pituitary gland. 6 The adrenal gland. 7 Reproductive endocrinology. 8 The thyroid gland. 9 Calcium and metabolic bone disease. 10 Endocrine neoplasia. Part 3: Clinical diabetes and obesity. 11 Overview of diabetes. 12 Type 1 diabetes. 13 Type 2 diabetes. 14 Complications of diabetes. 15 Obesity. Index.
Dr Richard Holt, Reader in Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Southampton, UK Professor Neil Hanley, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Southampton, UK