The Pituitary, Fourth Edition, continues the tradition of a cogent blend of basic science and clinical medicine which has been the successful hallmark of prior editions. This comprehensive text is devoted to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary disorders. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect new knowledge derived from advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, diagnostics, and therapeutics as they apply to the pituitary gland. The wide spectrum of clinical disorders emanating from dysfunction of the master gland is described in detail by experts in the field. Fundamental mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis are presented to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of mechanisms subserving both normal and disordered pituitary hormone secretion and action. This extensive body of knowledge is useful for students, trainees, physicians, and scientists who need to understand critical pituitary functions and how to care for patients with pituitary disorders. Chapters provide medical students, clinical and basic endocrinology trainees, endocrinologists, internists, pediatricians, gynecologists, and neurosurgeons with a comprehensive, yet integrated, text devoted to the science and art of pituitary medicine.
Over de auteurDr. Melmed co-edits Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles, is the Neuroendocrine Section Editor for DeGroot and Jameson's Textbook of Endocrinology, and Williams Textbook of Endocrinology; and is pituitary section author for Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Pituitary, he is on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Investigation and past Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology.
InhoudSection I: Hypothalamic-Pituitary Function Chapter 1. Pituitary Development Chapter 2. Hypothalamic Regulation of Anterior Pituitary Function Chapter 3. Adrenocorticotrophin Chapter 4. Growth Hormone Chapter 5. Prolactin Chapter 6. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Chapter 7. Gonadotrophin Hormones Chapter 8. The Posterior Pituitary Section II: Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disorders Chapter 9. The Hypothalamus Chapter 10. Anterior Pituitary Failure Chapter 11. Pituitary Dysfunction in Systemic Disorders Chapter 12. Drugs and Pituitary Function Chapter 13. The Pituitary Gland in Pregnancy Chapter 14. Psychiatric Disease in Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disorders Section III: Pituitary Tumors Chapter 15. Acromegaly Chapter 16. Prolactinoma Chapter 17. Cushing Disease Chapter 18. Thyrotrophin-Secreting Pituitary Tumors Chapter 19. Nonfunctioning and Gonadotrophin-Secreting Adenomas Chapter 20. Atypical Pituitary Adenomas Chapter 21. Genetics of Pituitary Tumor Syndromes Chapter 22. Nonpituitary Sellar Masses Section IV: Pituitary Procedures Chapter 23. Pituitary Imaging Chapter 24. Pituitary Surgery