The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders

The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
Baker & Taylor
More than two hundred fifty alphabetically arranged entries cover symptoms, illnesses, treatments, medications, social issues, and anatomy related to endocrine diseases and disorders.

Book News
In 250 entries, Petit (clinical medicine, University of Connecticut) and Adamec, a medical writer, explain treatments, medications, symptoms, illnesses, social issues, and anatomy related to endocrine diseases and disorders. Entries are written in jargon-free language, and are accessible to laypersons, students, and professionals. About 40 pages of appendices provide information on organizations in the US and Canada, medication charts, lists of facts, descriptions of web sites, statistics, and training and research centers in the US. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The endocrine system - made up of the adrenal glands, the pituitary and the hypothalamus, the pancreas, the parathyroid, the pineal gland, the ovaries, testicles, and the thyroid - actively regulates major and minor life processes. Endocrine disorders affect millions of people in the United States. More than 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and more than 7 million adults are diagnosed with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) each year. The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders is a comprehensive guide to these widespread and often life-threatening health issues. More than 250 entries explain treatments, medications, symptoms, illnesses, social issues, anatomy, and much more. Written in straightforward, jargon-free language, this resource is perfect for professionals and laypersons alike.

Facts on File
The endocrine system includes the adrenal glands, the hypothalamus, the pancreas, the parathyroid, the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, the ovaries, the testicles, and the thyroid, all of which are actively involved in major and minor life processes. Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from endocrine diseases and disorders, including several million who have hyperactive thyroids and 16 million with diabetes.

The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders is a complete guide to the endocrine system and everything related to it. Including both major and minor issues, several hundred detailed entries cover treatments, medications, symptoms, illnesses, social issues, anatomy, and much more. Comprehensive in scope, this accessible encyclopedia contains appendixes listing useful resources, organizations and associations, and publications. Examining a wide array of different health topics in clear and concise language, The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders is an important reference for people of all ages.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2005
ISBN: 9780816051359
0816051356
Branch Call Number: 616.4003 PET
Characteristics: xxiv, 326 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Adamec, Christine A. 1949-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. FL 100 P 2005

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IndyPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top