Pediatric Neuroendocrinology

The neuroendocrine system plays a pivotal role in the control of growth, puberty, reproduction, and intermediate metabolism. The last decades have witnessed rapid progress in the understanding of the molecular and biochemical mechanisms involved in neuroendocrine function, paralleled by dramatic imp...

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Main Author: Loche, Sandro ([Hrsg.])
Other Authors: Cappa, Marco ([Hrsg.]), Ghizzoni, Lucia ([Hrsg.]), Maghnie, Mohamad ([Hrsg.])
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Basel S. Karger 2010, 2010
Series:Endocrine development
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Collection: Karger eBooks Collection 1997-2009 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The neuroendocrine system plays a pivotal role in the control of growth, puberty, reproduction, and intermediate metabolism. The last decades have witnessed rapid progress in the understanding of the molecular and biochemical mechanisms involved in neuroendocrine function, paralleled by dramatic improvements in imaging techniques.In this volume an international group of basic and clinical investigators presents their latest research on neuroendocrine physiology, advances in the control of the onset of puberty and its disorders, and basic and clinical aspects of the GH/IGF-1 and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axes. An entire section is dedicated to pituitary tumors, including genetics and neuroimaging, and another covers the neuroendocrine control of substrate metabolism, including hypothalamic obesity and anorexia.Pragmatic and topical, this book is a must read for pediatricians, endocrinologists and clinical researchers working in the field of pediatric neuroendocrinology
Physical Description:VIII + 220 S.
ISBN:9783805593038