Vertebrate Endocrinology,
Edition 6
By David O. Norris and James A. Carr

Publication Date: 03 Nov 2020

Vertebrate Endocrinology, Sixth Edition, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the endocrine system for college and university students as well as researchers. This book is logically arranged, easily comprehended, and well-illustrated.  It covers traditional hormone-based systems and introduces all forms of chemical communication, their implications for the health of humans, domesticated, and wild vertebrates.

Written by two experts who have completed extensive research in comparative vertebrate endocrinology with an emphasis on natural and anthropogenic environmental factors influencing endocrine systems.  Collectively, the authors have taught courses in endocrinology at the undergraduate and graduate level for more than 60 years.

After first publishing in 1985, Vertebrate Endocrinology, Sixth Edition, continues to serve as an important resource for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the biological sciences, animal sciences, and veterinary sciences. Endocrine researchers will also benefit from the book’s relevance in the areas of comparative, veterinary, and mammalian endocrinology.

Key Features

  • Addresses the endocrinology of all vertebrate and non-vertebrate chordates
  • The only endocrinology textbook that deals with evolutionary aspects of endocrine systems
  • Includes biochemical, cellular, tissue, organismic, behavioral, and environmental aspects of chemical communication
About the author
By David O. Norris, Professor of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA and James A. Carr, Professor and Faculty Director, Joint Admission Medical Program, Department of Biological Sciences Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA
Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Chemical Bioregulation in Vertebrates
2. Methods to Study Bioregulation
3. Synthesis, Metabolism, and Actions of Bioregulators
4. Organization of the Mammalian Hypothalamus-Pituitary Axes
5. The Hypothalamus Pituitary System in Non-Mammalian Vertebrates
6. The Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid, (HPT) Axis of Mammals
7. The Hypothalamus Pituitary Thyroid (HPT) Axis of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates
8. The Mammalian Adrenal Glands: Cortical and Chromaffin Cells
9. Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Adrenals
10. The Endocrinology of Mammalian Reproduction
11. Comparative Aspects of Vertebrate Reproduction
12. Chemical Regulation of Feeding, Digestion and Metabolism
13. Comparative Aspects of Feeding, Digestion, and Metabolism
14. Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis in Vertebrates
15. Environmental Endocrinology of Vertebrates

A. Abbreviations
B. Vertebrate Phylogeny and Evolution
C. Amino Acid Abbreviations
D. Units for Measuring Hormones in Tissues
E. Vertebrate Tissue Types
F. Metabolic Pathways

Book details
ISBN: 9780128200933
Page Count: 656
Illustrations : 390 illustrations (360 in full color)
Retail Price : £106.00
9780124166783; 9780128151600; 9780128099346; 9780123869036

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the biological sciences, animal sciences, veterinary sciences

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