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Hypothalamic-pituitary Diseases (Hardcover)
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This book presentsthe state of the art in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy ofhypothalamic and pituitary disorders. After an introduction devoted to the physiologyof the neuroendocrine control of the hypothalamic-pituitary unit, the diversedisorders involving hormonal excess or deficiency are systematically addressedaxis by axis. For each disorder, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, andmanagement are discussed in detail. In addition, individual chapters focus onthe neuroendocrinology of energy homeostasis and of bone metabolism, metabolicderangement secondary to pituitary dysfunction, and pituitary control of theendocrine pancreas. While the focus of the book is predominantly on pathophysiologicaland clinical aspects, due attention is also devoted to potential diagnostic andtherapeutic innovations. The book is intended as a major reference forendocrinologists and basic and clinical scientists.