Introduction to Pharmacology, Third Edition

Author: Mannfred A. Hollinger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415280341

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The first edition of Introduction to Pharmacology has over recent years become a highly influential text among students wishing to acquire a knowledge of pharmacology without having to refer to the larger, more detailed, traditional pharmacology volumes. This revised and updated second edition contains significant new material to bring the reader up-to-date with the latest practices and principles in pharmacology. Exploring the basic principles in both the therapeutic and toxicological aspects of drug use, the book employs contemporary examples of medication, supplemented with an increased number of accurate and easy-to-interpret figures and diagrams. Additionally, Introduction to Pharmacology presents the important concept of understanding the limitations surrounding the drugs that cure, replace physiological inadequacies, or treat symptoms, and which have led to the system of drug classification. The broad scope of the book also encompasses the role of the FDA, drugs in sport, and the use of animals for drug experimentation. A clear and accessible book, Introduction to Pharmacology builds on the strengths of the first edition and is an invaluable reference for all students interested in this subject.
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Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry, Third Edition

Author: Stanley E. Manahan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420032123

Category: Science

Page: 425

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This unique book bridges the gap between toxicology and chemistry at a level understandable by a wide spectrum of readers with various interests and a broad range of backgrounds in chemistry, biochemistry, and toxicology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect recent advances in important areas of research, including toxicogenetics and toxic effects on various body systems. Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry, Third Edition begins by outlining the basic concepts of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry needed to understand the topics in the book. The author then presents an overview of environmental chemistry so that you can understand the remainder of the material covered within that framework. He also discusses biodegradation, bioaccumulation, and biochemical processes that occur in water and soil. The new chapter on toxic effects considers toxicities to the endocrine and reproductive systems, and the section on xenobiotics analysis deals with the determination of toxicants and their metabolites in blood and other biological materials. The chapter on the genetic aspects of toxicology discusses the ways in which chemical damage to DNA can cause mutations, cancer, and other toxic effects on specific body systems, and it considers the role of genetics in determining individual susceptibilities to various toxicants. Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry, Third Edition retains the basic information and structure that made the first two editions popular with students and industry professionals, while enhancing the usefulness of the book and modernizing it in important areas. Review questions and supplementary references at the end of each chapter round out the third edition of this bestselling work.
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Insect Clocks, Third Edition

Author: D.S. Saunders

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080534718

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Chronobiology is the study of timing mechanisms in biological systems as diverse as plants, animals and some micro-organisms. It includes rhythmic phenomena ranging from short period (ultradian) through daily (circadian) to long period (monthly, annual) cycles of behaviour, physiology and biochemistry. In recent years spectacular advances have been made, particularly in the field of circadian rhythms, and hardly a week passes without important papers appearing in the major scientific journals. The third edition of Insect Clocks, like its predecessors, deals with the properties and functions of clock-like processes in one of the planet's most abundant groups of organisms. The first half of the book is concerned with circadian rhythmicity, the second with annual responses such as over-wintering diapause, seasonal morphs and cold hardiness. Insect Clocks puts modern developments in these fields into a secure framework of the 'classical' literature that has defined the subject. The book is directed at active researchers in the field as well as newcomers and scientists working in many other areas of modern biology. It will also serve as a textbook for advanced and less advanced students and should find its way into university libraries wishing to keep abreast of the times.
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Cliffsnotes Biology Quick Review Third Edition

Author: Kellie Ploeger Cox

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 1328505944

Category: Science

Page: 272

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A no-nonsense, quick review of biology for high school and college students CliffsNotes Biology Quick Review, 3rd Edition, provides a clear, concise, easy-to-use review of biology basics. Perfect for high school and college students, teacher candidates taking the Praxis Biology test, and anyone wanting to brush up on their biology knowledge. Whether you're new to elements, atoms, and molecules or just wanting to refresh your understanding of the subject, this guide can help. Aligned to NGSS, it includes topics such as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis and cell reproduction, genetics, DNA, and plant and animal structures and functions. The target audience is high school and college students: 96% of high school students take a biology course before graduating, and biology "101" is a staple at all colleges and universities.
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Hormones

Author: Anthony W. Norman,Helen L. Henry

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080919065

Category: Science

Page: 430

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The 3rd edition of Hormones offers a comprehensive treatment of the hormones of humans all viewed from the context of current theories of their action in the framework of our current understanding their physiological actions as well as their molecular structures, and those of their receptors. This new edition of Hormones is intended to be used by advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the biological sciences. It will also provide useful background information for first year medical students as they engage in studies which are increasingly problem-based rather than discipline-focused. As the field of endocrinology itself has expanded so much in the past two decades, the up to date presentation of the basics presented in this book will be a solid foundation on which more specialized considerations can be based. New to this Edition: Hormones, 3rd Edition is organized with two introductory chapters followed by 15 chapters on selected topics of the molecular biology of the major endocrine systems operative in humans. Coverage, for the first time of the following hormones; ghrelin, oxyntomodulin, kisspeptin, adrenomedullin, FGF23, erythropoietin, VIP and extended coverage of NO. Coverage of the hypothalamus has been integrated with the anterior pituitary because of the intimate functional and relationship between the two. Consideration of the role of hormones in cancer has been integrated into the chapters on the relevant hormones. Each of these areas occupies a unique niche in our understanding of the biological world and is part of the universality of signaling systems and how they govern biological systems. Organized with two introductory chapters, followed by 15 chapters on selected topics of the molecular biology of the major human endocrine systems New full color format includes over 300 full color, completely redrawn images Companion web site will host all images from the book as PPT slides and .jpeg files All chapters have been completely updated and revitalized. Coverage of the hypothalamus has been integrated into the anterior pituitary chapter and coverage of the thymus has been eliminated and left to immunology textbooks Provides essential basics for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the biological sciences, as well as first year medical students as they engage in studies which are increasingly problem-based rather than discipline-focused
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Metabolic and Endocrine Physiology, Third Edition

Author: Larry Engelking,Alan H. Rebar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 159161046X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This book is intended to give readers a “quick look” at metabolic and endocrine physiology. Emphasis is placed on instructional figures, flow diagrams and tables, while text material has been held to a minimum. In general, the endocrine system is first defined and described, and then each endocrine gland is discussed separately. Where appropriate, common endocrine disorders have also been included. This text concisely elucidates the endocrine mechanisms responsible for maintaining homeostatic control of important physiologic variables, and to assist the reader in understanding common pathophysiologic deviations from normal. Over 360 multiple-choice questions gauge the reader’s capacity to effectively understand the subject material. This new edition contains six new chapters covering: hormone disposition, measurement and secretion; bovine, equine and rodent estrus cycles; primate menstrual cycle; male reproductive system; testosterone, estrogen and progesterone; comparative aspects of endocrinology. Learning objectives have been added at the beginning of each chapter and all of the questions are new.
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Endocrine Physiology, Third Edition

Author: Patricia E. Molina

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071613026

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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A concise, easy-to-absorb review of the essential principles of endocrinology and metabolism The best review available for the USMLE Step 1! A Doody's Core Title for 2011! The Third Edition of Endocrine Physiology provides comprehensive coverage of the basic science and anatomy behind endocrine function The concepts covered will provide a basis for understanding the physiologic mechanisms involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of organ function. With its focus on must-know principles, Endocrine Physiology is the best review available for the USMLE Step 1 and the perfect reference for residents and fellows. Drawing on student feedback, this new edition is packed with self-study questions, learning objectives, and clinical examples. You will find outstanding diagrams covering the regulation of hormone release and action. Features: Valuable first chapter describing the organization of the endocrine system, as well as general concepts of hormone production and release, transport and metabolic rate, and cellular mechanisms of action Eight additional chapters discussing specific endocrine systems, detailing the specific hormone produced by each in the context of the regulation of its production and release, the target physiologic actions, and the implications of excess or deficiency Concluding chapter illustrating how the individual endocrine systems dynamically interact in maintaining homeostasis Chapters include learning aids such as Q&As, key concepts, clinical examples, diagram illustrations, and chapter objectives
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Hormones, Brain and Behavior

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128036087

Category: Medical

Page: 2474

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Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Third Edition offers a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors, including an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans. Entries have been carefully designed to provide a valuable source of information for students and researchers in neuroendocrinology and those working in related areas, such as biology, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology. This third edition has been substantially restructured to include both foundational information and recent developments in the field. Continuing the emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practical applications, the book includes articles aligned in five main subject sections, with new chapters included on genetic and genomic techniques and clinical investigations. This reference provides unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics. The topics cover an unusual breadth (from molecules to ecophysiology), ranging from basic science to clinical research, making this reference of interest to a broad range of scientists in a variety of fields. Comprehensive and updated coverage of a rapidly growing field of research Unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics Covers an unusual breadth of topics and subject fields, ranging from molecules to ecophysiology, and from basic science to clinical research Ideal resource for interdisciplinary learning and understanding in the fields of hormones and behavior
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Principles and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Author: Kenneth L. Becker

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781717502

Category: Medical

Page: 2477

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Established as the foremost text in the field, Principles and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Third Edition. This practical, clinically relevant, and comprehensive text covers the entire field of endocrinology and metabolism, including the diffuse endocrine system; morphology and physiology; diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases; endocrinology of the female; hormones and cancer; and much more. The Third Edition contains new chapters reflecting the latest advances and features expanded coverage of genetics and the endocrinology of sepsis. More than 1,400 illustrations complement the text. A drug formulary appears at the back of the book.
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Advanced Health Assessment of Women, Third Edition

Clinical Skills and Procedures

Author: Helen Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC,R. Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826123090

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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This is the only truly comprehensive advanced text for the assessment of women's health, written for such primary care providers as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurses;midwives. It encompasses both foundational and cutting-edge physical and psychosocial information in a clear and concise outline format, and is unique in its presentation of more advanced techniques and procedures not addressed in standard graduate assessment texts. Keeping pace with the expanding scope of advanced practice, the third edition provides several completely new chapters authored by renowned specialists, expanded chapters, and updates. This includes new information on contraception, domestic violence, health history of special populations, lesbian health, evaluation of the pelvic floor, aging and menopause, bleeding irregularities, infertility, skin aesthetics, pelvic pain, and health guidelines. With an integrated approach to treatment, the authors delineate the expanded roles of advanced health care providers, including guidance for situations when a practitioner must decide whether to act independently, co-manage, consult, or refer. The authors provide in-depth descriptions enhanced by plentiful tables and figures of each assessment skill and technique along with its underlying rationale. Basic techniques are augmented by the inclusion of possible alterations for a particular procedure. On a continuum from simple to complex, the text is divided into 11 units that cover basic women's health assessment down to the cellular level, health history, prenatal assessment, investigative procedures including sonohysteroscopy and simple cystometrogram, and several chapters on specific women's health concerns. A special chapter on urinary incontinence includes diagnosis of bladder dysfunction. Sample assessment forms are integrated throughout, as are comprehensive lists of equipment required for each procedure along with information on patient preparation and follow-up. New to the Third Edition: Updated assessment guidelines New chapters on lesbian health, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, polycystic ovarian syndrome, skin aesthetics, and pelvic pain Information on new contraception devices New information on domestic violence, health history of special populations, and vaginal microscopy Cervical cancer screening, menopause assessment, and osteoporosis screening Expanded information on evaluation of the pelvic floor Expanded information on aging and menopause Updates on infertility and information on BRCA gene testing Key Features: Provides detailed descriptions of advanced assessment techniques enhanced with plentiful tables and figures Presents the rationale for all assessments and procedures Delineates clinical procedures on the leading edge of the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician Includes unique chapters about selection and insertion of the vaginal pessary, intrauterine insemination procedure, and donor insemination Covers such advanced skills as vulvar exam and biopsy, endometrial biopsy, acrochordonectomy, polypectomy, and colposcopy
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