Hormones by Martin Luck

Hormones
  • Title : Hormones
  • Author : Martin Luck
  • Publisher : American Chemical Society
  • ISBN Code : 0199672873
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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Hormones are vital to the workings of the body, and while many people are aware of what hormones do, few have an appreciation of the nature and importance of the endocrine system. In this very short introduction, Martin Luck explains what hormones are, what they do, where they come from, and how they work.


The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction by Amrita Narlikar

The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Amrita Narlikar
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0192806084
  • Pages : 155
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  • Language : English
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but even in these early years of its existence it has generated debate, controversy and even outrage. This Very Short Introduction will provide a timely and carefully considered explanation of what the WTO is, what it does, and how it goes about executing its tasks. A clear understanding of the mandate, structure and functioning of the WTO is essential to appreciate the controversy behind the organization, and how far it deserves the reputation that it has come to acquire.


Smell: a Very Short Introduction by Matthew Cobb

Smell: a Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Smell: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Matthew Cobb
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198825250
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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Our sense of smell - or olfaction as it is technically known - is our most enigmatic sense. It can conjure up memories, taking us back to very specific places and emotions, whilst powerful smells can induce strong feelings of hunger or nausea. In the animal kingdom smell can be used to find food, a mate, or a home; to sense danger; and to send and receive complex messages with other members of a species. Yet despite its fundamental importance in our mental life and in the existence of all animals, our scientific understanding of how smell works is limited. In this Very Short Introduction, Matthew Cobb describes the latest scientific research on smell in humans and other mammals, in insects, and even in fish. He looks at how smell evolved, how animals use it to navigate and communicate, and disorders of smell in humans. Understanding smell, especially its neurobiology, has proved a big challenge, but olfactory science has revealed genetic factors that determine what we can and cannot smell, and why some people like a given smell while others find it unbearable. He ends by considering future treatments for smell disorders, and speculating on the role of smell in a world of robots. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Animal Behaviour by Tristram D. Wyatt

Animal Behaviour
  • Title : Animal Behaviour
  • Author : Tristram D. Wyatt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198712154
  • Pages : 146
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  • Language : English
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Animal behaviour is a central topic of zoology, and with the development of ideas concerning the role of genes as well as environment the subject has been transformed. Tristram Wyatt gives a modern view, including a sense of the power of gene knock-outs, computing and image analysis to enable detailed experiments and observations of behaviour.


Enzymes: a Very Short Introduction by Paul Engel

Enzymes: a Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Enzymes: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Paul Engel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019882498X
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Enzymes are the molecular machines that make life possible. Working as catalysts, teams of enzymes carry out the processes that power the bodies of living things, from making DNA to digesting food. This book explains what enzymes are, what they do, and how they do it, from enzymes inside our cells to those in washing powders and food production.


Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction by Peter K. Smith

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Peter K. Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199665567
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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Adolescence is a turbulent period to live through, and a time of importance and concern to parents, teachers, and social workers. Marking the transition from the world of childhood to adult life, the adolescent faces many challenges and opportunities, including forming their own identity, relating to often conflicting demands from parents and peers, and negotiating first romantic relationships. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter K. Smith provides an engaging and informative overview of what we know and what we are learning about adolescence. Including both a guide to the classical research that has informed our knowledge, as well as the results of the modern research into the contemporary adolescent experience, Smith examines a number of aspects of adolescence, including the cultural and historical context, the biological changes to the adolescent brain, and the controversies that adolescence brings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Socialism: a Very Short Introduction by Michael Newman

Socialism: a Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Socialism: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Michael Newman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198836422
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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Exploring the role of socialism over the last two hundred years, Michael Newman explains its major theories, and the key challenges facing it today. Drawing on case studies such as Bolivia and Cuba, he considers recent attempts to put socialism into practice, and argues that it remains ultimately relevant in today's world.


Racism: a Very Short Introduction by Ali Rattansi

Racism: a Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Racism: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Ali Rattansi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198834799
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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There is often a demand for a short, sharp definition of racism, for example as captured in the popular formula Power + Prejudice= Racism. But in reality, racism is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that cannot be captured by such definitions. In our world today there are a variety of racisms at play, and it is necessary to distinguish between issues such as individual prejudice, and systematic racisms which entrench racialiazed inequalities over time. This Very Short Introduction explores the history of racial ideas and a wide range of racisms - biological, cultural, colour-blind, and structural - and illuminates issues that have been the subject of recent debates. Is Islamophobia a form of racism? Is there a new antisemitism? Why has whiteness become an important source of debate? What is Intersectionality? What is unconscious or implicit bias, and what is its importance in understanding racial discrimination? Ali Rattansi tackles these questions, and also shows why African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the USA and Europe continue to suffer from discrimination today that results in ongoing disadvantage in these white dominant societies. Finally he explains why there has been a resurgence of national populist and far-right movements and explores their implications for the future of racism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction by David Bender

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : David Bender
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191504157
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as 'five-a-day', increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised 'supposed' benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Marine Biology: a Very Short Introduction by Philip Mladenov

Marine Biology: a Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Marine Biology: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Philip Mladenov
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019884171X
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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The oceans are our planet's most distinctive and imposing natural habitat. They cover 71 percent of its surface; support a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals; and possess many of Earth's most significant, intriguing, and inaccessible ecosystems. In an era in which humans are significantly altering the global environment, the oceans are undergoing rapid and profound changes. The study of marine biology is thus taking on added importance and urgency as people struggle to understand and manage these changes to protect our marine ecosystems. Healthy oceans produce half of the oxygen we breathe; stabilize our climate; create ecosystems that protect our coasts from storms; provide us with abundant food; and host diverse organisms that provide us with natural products for medicine and biotechnology. In this Very Short Introduction, marine biologist Philip Mladenov provides an accessible and up-to-date overview of marine biology, offering a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the unimaginably abundant microscopic organisms that drive the oceans' food web to the apex predators that we exploit for food; from polar ocean ecosystems to tropical coral reefs; and from the luxurious kelp beds of the coastal ocean to deep-ocean hydrothermal vents where life exists without the energy of the sun. Throughout the book he considers the human impacts on marine life including overfishing, plastic and nutrient pollution, the spread of exotic species, and ocean warming and acidification. He discusses the threats these pose to our welfare, and the actions required to put us on a path to a more sustainable relationship with our oceans so that they can be restored and protected for future generations. Mladenov concludes with a new chapter offering an inspiring vision for the future of our oceans in 2050 that can be realised if we are wise enough to accelerate actions already underway and be bold with implementing new approaches. The next decade will decide the state of the oceans that we leave behind for future generations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Nutrition by David A. Bender

Nutrition
  • Title : Nutrition
  • Author : David A. Bender
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199681929
  • Pages : 107
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  • Language : English
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Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as "five-a-day", increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised "supposed" benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction by Michael J. Benton

The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Michael J. Benton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199226326
  • Pages : 170
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  • Language : English
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This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct and accessible guide to the key episodes in the story of life on earth - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today.


Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases by Gorazd Drevensek

Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases
  • Title : Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases
  • Author : Gorazd Drevensek
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 1789230144
  • Pages : 358
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  • Language : English
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The book provides chapters on sex hormones and their modulation in neurodegenerative processes and pathologies, from basic molecular mechanisms, physiology, gender differences, to neuroprotection and clinical aspects for potential novel pharmacotherapy approaches. The book contains 14 chapters written by authors from various biomedical professions, from basic researchers in biology and physiology to medicine and veterinary medicine, pharmacologists, psychiatrist, etc. Chapters sum up the past and current knowledge on sex hormones, representing original new insights into their role in brain functioning, mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The book is written for a broad range of audience, from biomedical students to highly profiled medical specialists and biomedical researchers, helping them to expand their knowledge on sex hormones in neurodegenerative processes and opening new questions for further investigation.


How the Endocrine System Works by J. Matthew Neal

How the Endocrine System Works
  • Title : How the Endocrine System Works
  • Author : J. Matthew Neal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118931467
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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How the Endocrine System Works is not another standard introduction to endocrinology, but an innovative and fun way to learn about the importance of the key glands in the human body and the hormones they control. It is explained in 9 easy-to-understand lectures, with additional material on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders. How the Endocrine System Works: • Is designed for those in need of a concise introduction to this fascinating area of medicine • Has been rigorously updated to reflect today’s endocrinology teaching • Includes more focus on the treatment and management of endocrine disorders • Features more on evidence-based medicine, obesity, epidemiology, and biostatistics • Includes summaries of key research which affects diagnostic criteria • Includes brand new case-based review questions at the end of each chapter • Features full-color diagrams throughout How the Endocrine System Works is the perfect introduction for all medical students, as well as for students of bioscience, and other healthcare disciplines.


Molecules: A Very Short Introduction by Philip Ball

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Molecules: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Philip Ball
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 019157841X
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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The processes in a single living cell are akin to that of a city teeming with molecular inhabitants that move, communicate, cooperate, and compete. In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Ball explores the role of the molecule in and around us - how, for example, a single fertilized egg can grow into a multi-celled Mozart, what makes spider's silk insoluble in the morning dew, and how this molecular dynamism is being captured in the laboratory, promising to reinvent chemistry as the central creative science of the century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


African History: A Very Short Introduction by John (School of Oriental and African Studies Parker, University of London),John Parker,Richard (Honorary Professor of History Rathbone, University of Aberystwyth),Richard Rathbone

African History: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : African History: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : John (School of Oriental and African Studies Parker, University of London),John Parker,Richard (Honorary Professor of History Rathbone, University of Aberystwyth),Richard Rathbone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0192802488
  • Pages : 165
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  • Language : English
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Intended for those interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this work looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. It illustrates key themes in modern thinking about Africa's history with a range of historical examples.


Handbook of Neuroendocrinology by George Fink,Donald W. Pfaff,Jon E. Levine

Handbook of Neuroendocrinology
  • Title : Handbook of Neuroendocrinology
  • Author : George Fink,Donald W. Pfaff,Jon E. Levine
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0123750970
  • Pages : 871
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  • Language : English
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Neuroendocrinology underpins fundamental physiological, molecular, biological, and genetic principles such as the regulation of gene transcription and translation. This handbook highlights the experimental and technical foundations of each area's major concepts and principles.


Serotonin by Fatima Shad Kaneez

Serotonin
  • Title : Serotonin
  • Author : Fatima Shad Kaneez
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9535133616
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Serotonin - A Chemical Messenger Between All Types of Living Cells is a very interesting book on the most ancient neurotransmitter, hormone and trophic factor serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). This unique chemical is present in all living cells including plants and animals. This book will take us through a serene journey of the evolutionary history of serotonin and its role from man to mollusk. There are many interesting chapters incorporated in this book, including novel approaches for detecting minor metabolites of serotonin in human plasma, production and function of serotonin in cardiac cells, immuno-thrombotic effects of serotonin in platelets to the identification and localization of serotonin in the nervous system and gonad of bivalve mollusks.


Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction by Marlene Zuk,Leigh W. Simmons

Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Marlene Zuk,Leigh W. Simmons
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191084409
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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What is responsible for the differences between the sexes in so many animals, from the brilliant plumage of birds of paradise to the antlers on deer? And why are the traits that distinguish the sexes sometimes apparently detrimental to survival? Even when they look more or less alike, why do males and females sometimes behave differently? Questions like these have intrigued scientists and the public alike for many years, and new discoveries are showing us both how wildly variable the natural world is, and how some basic principles can help explain much of that variation. Like natural selection, sexual selection is a process that results from differential representation of genes in successive generations. Under sexual selection, however, the crucial characteristics that determine whether an individual reproduces depend on sexual competition, rather than survival ability. This Very Short Introduction considers the history of our understanding of sexual selection, from Darwin's key insights to the modern day. Considering the investment animals place on reproduction, variation in mating systems, sexual conflict, and the origin of sexual dimorphism, Marlene Zuk and Leigh Simmons discuss questions such as whether females can really choose between males on aesthetic grounds, and how sexual conflict is resolved in different species. They conclude with a consideration of the thorny question of how, and even if, sexual selection theory applies to humans. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology by Ajay K. Singh,Gordon H. Williams

Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology
  • Title : Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology
  • Author : Ajay K. Singh,Gordon H. Williams
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780080920467
  • Pages : 522
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  • Language : English
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The Textbook of Nephro-Endocrinology is the definitive translational reference in the field of nephro-endocrinology, investigating both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems. It offers researchers and clinicians expert, gold-standard analyses of nephro-endocrine research and translation into the treatment of diseases such as anemia, chronic kidney disease (CKD), rickets, osteoporosis, and, hypoparathyroidism. Investigates both the endocrine functions of the kidneys and how the kidney acts as a target for hormones from other organ systems Presents a uniquely comprehensive and cross-disciplinary look at all aspects of nephro-endocrine disorders in one reference work Clear translational presentations by the top endocrinologists and nephrologists in each specific hormone or functional/systems field


Meet Your Hormones by Catherine Whitlock,Nicola Temple

Meet Your Hormones
  • Title : Meet Your Hormones
  • Author : Catherine Whitlock,Nicola Temple
  • Publisher : Cassell
  • ISBN Code : 1788401166
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Foreword by Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University Did you know that you have thousands, perhaps millions, of hormones in your bloodstream? Did you know that these complex chemical messengers regulate the function of our cells and organs? Or that they keep our bodies working properly, co-ordinating processes like growth, fertility and metabolism? Meet Your Hormones explores and explains the fascinating world of hidden hormones: what they are, what they do and why you can't live without these super-fast chemical messengers. Including in-depth profiles on each of the most important hormones at work in the human body, and helpful advice on how you can look after your own health through greater knowledge of your hormones, this is a wide-ranging introduction to the secret world inside your own body. This book: - Explores what hormones are, where they are made and how they work - Explains the key functions of the body in which they are involved - Offers practical advice on how we can help our hormones help us through diet and lifestyle - Examines the latest thinking and cutting-edge research - Forms a companion volume to Meet Your Bacteria


Anatomy and Physiology by J. Gordon Betts,Peter DeSaix,Jody E. Johnson,Oksana Korol,Dean H. Kruse,Brandon Poe,James A. Wise,Mark Womble,Kelly A. Young

Anatomy and Physiology
  • Title : Anatomy and Physiology
  • Author : J. Gordon Betts,Peter DeSaix,Jody E. Johnson,Oksana Korol,Dean H. Kruse,Brandon Poe,James A. Wise,Mark Womble,Kelly A. Young
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  • ISBN Code : 9781947172807
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Hormones by Joy Hinson,Peter Raven

Hormones
  • Title : Hormones
  • Author : Joy Hinson,Peter Raven
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0198832826
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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This primer introduces students to key elements of the endocrine system, including the structure and function of the major types of hormones. It explores the role of hormones in disease, in development, in reproduction and in behaviour. Although humans are its main focus, it draws onilluminating examples from a range of other species, including sex changes and aggression in fish, metamorphosis in amphibians, induction of ovulation in different species, and bonding behaviour in birds.The final section of the book looks at ways in which hormones can be used in medicine and agriculture, and can be abused to enhance sporting performance and weight loss.This primer will expand the breadth and depth of student understanding of the endocrine system, its variety, and its huge importance.


Hypothalamus in Health and Diseases by Stavros Baloyannis,Jan Gordeladze

Hypothalamus in Health and Diseases
  • Title : Hypothalamus in Health and Diseases
  • Author : Stavros Baloyannis,Jan Gordeladze
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 1789844444
  • Pages : 142
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  • Language : English
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The human hypothalamus, a small structure at the base of the brain, has strategic importance for the harmonic function of the human body. It controls the autonomic nervous system, neuroendocrine function, circadian and circannual rhythms, somatic activities, and behavior, and is situated at the borders between the brain and the body and the brain and the soul, meeting points for mind and body. The hypothalamus is involved in a wide range of higher mental functions, including attention, learning and reinforcement of mnemonic processes, emotional control, mood stability, and cognitive-emotional interactions. It also has a role to play in behavioral disorders, panic reactions, cluster headache, gelastic epilepsy, mental deficiency, periodic disorders, depression, autism, and schizophrenia, and in a substantial number of neurodegenerative diseases. It enlarges greatly the dimensions of the hypothalamic contribution in controlling psychosomatic equilibrium and retaining internal unity of the human existence.


Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine by Gerald Litwack

Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine
  • Title : Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine
  • Author : Gerald Litwack
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0128138157
  • Pages : 738
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  • Language : English
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Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine: Comprehensive Modern Endocrinology covers the endocrine secretions produced by every organ. This extensive collection of knowledge is organized by tissue, addressing how certain hormones are synthesized in multiple tissues, along with their structure, function and pathways, which are very applicable for researchers in drug design who need to focus on a specific step along the pathway. This is a must have reference for researchers in endocrinology and practicing endocrinologists, but it is also ideal for biochemists, pharmacologists, biologists and students. Serves as a valuable desk reference for researchers Provides information on the structure of a given hormone, its receptor(s), and the pathways that become activated Includes extensive citations to the literature that will enable the reader to dig more deeply into the effects of a given hormone


Restricted Growth by Maria del Carmen Cardenas-Aguayo

Restricted Growth
  • Title : Restricted Growth
  • Author : Maria del Carmen Cardenas-Aguayo
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9535126946
  • Pages : 174
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  • Language : English
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Restricted growth conditions are a group of genetic disorders with primary effect on growth (short stature); it is very heterogeneous and comprises two important categories: skeletal dysplasia and different genetic syndromes with primary effect on growth. It could also be caused by a medical condition. The book contains chapters regarding different aspects of the study of restricted growth that are divided into three broad sections. Section I: Defining Restricted Growth, Section II: Genetics and Diagnosis of Restricted Growth, and Section III: Signaling Pathways and Molecular Mechanisms of Restricted Growth. The book presents comprehensive reviews of each topic written by experts in the field. It will be the most valuable tool for physicians and life science researchers and students. We hope that the book will motivate discussion and research in this important health problem, setting the path for better therapeutic approaches.


Hormones and Animal Social Behavior by Elizabeth Adkins-Regan

Hormones and Animal Social Behavior
  • Title : Hormones and Animal Social Behavior
  • Author : Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400850770
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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Research into the lives of animals in their natural environments has revealed a rich tapestry of complex social relationships and previously unsuspected social and mating systems. The evolution of this behavior is increasingly well understood. At the same time, laboratory scientists have made significant discoveries about how steroid and peptide hormones act on the nervous system to shape behavior. An exciting and rapidly progressing hybrid zone has developed in which these two fields are integrated, providing a fuller understanding of social behavior and the adaptive functions of hormones. This book is a guide to these fascinating connections between animal social behavior and steroid and peptide hormones--a synthesis designed to make it easier for graduate students and researchers to appreciate the excitement, engage in such integrative thinking, and understand the primary literature. Throughout, Elizabeth Adkins-Regan emphasizes concepts and principles, hypothesis testing, and critical thinking. She raises unanswered questions, providing an unparalleled source of ideas for future research. The chapter sequence is by levels of biological organization, beginning with the behavior and hormones of individuals, proceeding to social relationships and systems, and from there to development, behavioral evolution over relatively short time scales, life histories and their evolution, and finally evolution over longer time scales. The book features studies of a wide variety of wild and domestic vertebrates along with some of the most important invertebrate discoveries.


Introduction to the Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Growth Hormones by Irving David James Phillips

Introduction to the Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Growth Hormones
  • Title : Introduction to the Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Growth Hormones
  • Author : Irving David James Phillips
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 173
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  • Language : English
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The nature of plant growth hormones; Growth hormones in shoot and root development; Growth hormones in phototropism and geotropism; Hormones and reproduction in higher plants; Growth hormones and phase change in plants; The mechanism of action of plant growth hormones.


Cholesterol by Madan L. Nagpal

Cholesterol
  • Title : Cholesterol
  • Author : Madan L. Nagpal
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 1789235863
  • Pages : 154
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  • Language : English
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"What is this cholesterol?" In this book entitled "Cholesterol- Good, Bad, and the Heart" now you got the answers given by the experts in the field. Moreover, you can explore more by reading the references/citations given in the articles of each chapter. It is still an emerging field and lot more is being discovered. You will be amazed how much knowledge is already there in this book on cholesterol. You will realize that cholesterol is an essential and extremely important building block of cell membranes and thus serves vital functions in the body. I believe this book will be incredibly powerful and useful in teaching to give new perspectives on cholesterol.


Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Hormone Signaling by Subhrangsu S. Mandal

Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Hormone Signaling
  • Title : Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Hormone Signaling
  • Author : Subhrangsu S. Mandal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 3527322817
  • Pages : 668
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  • Language : English
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The first of its kind, this reference gives a comprehensive but concise introduction to epigenetics before covering the many interactions between hormone regulation and epigenetics at all levels. The contents are very well structured with no overlaps between chapters, and each one features supplementary material for use in presentations. Throughout, major emphasis is placed on pathological conditions, aiming at the many physiologists and developmental biologists who are familiar with the importance and mechanisms of hormone regulation but have a limited background in epigenetics.


Doping, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Hormones in Sport by Anthony C. Hackney

Doping, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Hormones in Sport
  • Title : Doping, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Hormones in Sport
  • Author : Anthony C. Hackney
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780128134429
  • Pages : 150
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Doping, Performance Enhancing Drugs, and Hormones in Sport: Mechanisms of Action and Methods of Detection is the latest title in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series. The book examines the biochemistry and bioanalytical aspects of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and other questionable procedures used by athletes to enhance performance. It informs the specialist of emerging knowledge and techniques and allows the non-specialist to grasp the underlying science and current practice of the discipline relatively quickly. Unlike most books on the subject, which are monumental, difficult to wade through and appropriate only for specialists, this short format volume will give you a grasp of the scientific concepts of how performance enhancers work, how they are used and how they are detected and masked from detection. The book provides background on prevalence, types of agents, their actual or supposed benefits and their negative effects on health. The technical aspects of detection (the athlete catch) are discussed, followed by a discussion of why detection is a problematic and still-evolving science. To ease comprehension, each chapter is organized in a uniform way with five sections: (1) standard medical uses, (2) why they are used by athletes, (3) biological mechanism of action, (4) what research says about efficacy in improving performance and (5) major health side effects from use and abuse in sport. Features clear, concise and compelling prose appropriate for a broad spectrum of readers-language that is neither simplistic to scientists nor too sophisticated for a large, diverse global audience Embeds key points in each chapter to fix the matter in the reader's mind Offers one-page close-ups in each chapter illustrating key topics to catch, engage, entertain and create a novel synthesis of thought Presents the scientific concepts of how performance enhancers work, how they are used and how they are detected and masked from detection


Concepts of Biology by Samantha Fowler,Rebecca Roush,James Wise

Concepts of Biology
  • Title : Concepts of Biology
  • Author : Samantha Fowler,Rebecca Roush,James Wise
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789888407453
  • Pages : 618
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand--and apply--key concepts.


The Brain: A Very Short Introduction by Michael O'Shea

The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Michael O'Shea
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191578355
  • Pages : 152
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How does the brain work? How different is a human brain from other creatures' brains? Is the human brain still evolving? In this fascinating book, Michael O'Shea provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research, and gives a sense of how neuroscience addresses questions about the relationship between the brain and the mind. Chapters tackle subjects such as brain processes, perception, memory, motor control and the causes of 'altered mental states'. A final section discusses possible future developments in neuroscience, touching on artificial intelligence, gene therapy, the importance of the Human Genome Project, drugs by design, and transplants. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction by Hugh Bowden

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Hugh Bowden
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191016365
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from Greece to Pakistan, and from the Libyan desert to the steppes of Central Asia. His meteoric career, as leader of an alliance of Greek cities, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Persia, had a profound effect on the world he moved through. Even in his lifetime his achievements became legendary and in the centuries that following his story was told and retold throughout Europe and the East. Greek became the language of power in the Eastern Mediterranean and much of the Near East, as powerful Macedonian dynasts carved up Alexander's empire into kingdoms of their own, underlaying the flourishing Hellenistic civilization that emerged after his death. But what do we really know about Alexander? In this Very Short Introduction, Hugh Bowden goes behind the usual historical accounts of Alexander's life and career. Instead, he focuses on the evidence from Alexander's own time — letters from officials in Afghanistan, Babylonian diaries, records from Egyptian temples — to try and understand how Alexander appeared to those who encountered him. In doing so he also demonstrates the profound influence the legends of his life have had on our historical understanding and the controversy they continue to generate worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Introduction to physilogical chemistry by N.A

Introduction to physilogical chemistry
  • Title : Introduction to physilogical chemistry
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Introduction to Psychology by Patricia M. Wallace,Jeffrey H. Goldstein,Peter E. Nathan

Introduction to Psychology
  • Title : Introduction to Psychology
  • Author : Patricia M. Wallace,Jeffrey H. Goldstein,Peter E. Nathan
  • Publisher : WCB/McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Islam: A Very Short Introduction by Malise Ruthven

Islam: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Islam: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Malise Ruthven
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, UK
  • ISBN Code : 0191540110
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction offers an essential insight into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, why the Shar'ia (Islamic law) is such an important aspect of Islamic life, and why the greatest `Jihad' (holy war) is now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil. In addition he prompts further questioning into the ideas of `Islamic resurgence' as both an old and new concept, whether or not women can find fulfilment and equality within an Islamic framework, and the sort of problems facing Islam and its confrontation with the modern world. - ;Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam, both as ideology and religion. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction therefore offers an essential insight into issues such as the why the greatest `Jihad' (holy war) is now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil, why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and how the Shar'ia (Islamic law) has become such an important aspect of Islamic life. In addition he prompts further questioning into the ideas of `Islamic resurgence' as both an old and new concept, whether or not women can find fulfilment and equality within an Islamic framework, and the sort of problems facing Islam and its confrontations with the modern world. -


Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Five-Volume Set by N.A

Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Five-Volume Set
  • Title : Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Five-Volume Set
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 0080534155
  • Pages : 4393
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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. Key Features * Contributors from 16 different countries and more than 70 institutions * Unlike any other hormone reference on the market Hormones, Brain and Behavior addresses hormone effects in all major vertebrate and non-vertebrate models * A timely, current reference on an emerging field with each chapter providing an in-depth exploration of the topic * Discusses molecular aspects of hormone function, systems, development, and hormone-related diseases * Addresses hormone effects in both the developing and adult nervous system Topics include: * Mammalian and Non-mammalian Hormone-behavior Systems * Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Hormone Actions on Behavior * Development of Hormone-dependent Neuronal Systems * Hormone/Behavior Relations of Clinical Importance


This Is Your Brain on Birth Control by Sarah Hill

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control
  • Title : This Is Your Brain on Birth Control
  • Author : Sarah Hill
  • Publisher : Avery
  • ISBN Code : 0525536035
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women--and the world around them--in ways people are just now beginning to understand.nderstand.


INTRO TO CLINICAL REPRO ENDOCRINOL by Gillian C L Lachelin

INTRO TO CLINICAL REPRO ENDOCRINOL
  • Title : INTRO TO CLINICAL REPRO ENDOCRINOL
  • Author : Gillian C L Lachelin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 203
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Reproductive medicine is a rapidly developing subject and the aim of this book is to provide a background of current knowledge and a basis for evaluating new developments as they occur.