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New edition of a text that provides both factual knowledge and systematic approaches to clinical problems. Speroff, Robert H. Glass, and Nathan G. Kase (teachers, investigators, and clinicians in Portland, OR, San Francisco, and New York City, respectively) present 32 chapters reflecting the explosion of knowledge in reproductive biology and medicine. Topics include reproductive physiology, clinical endocrinology, contraception, and infertility.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Reference on reproductive endocrinology for physicians and residents. Previous edition: c1994. Two-tone format.
DEFINITELY A MUST HAVE, April 2, 2000
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This book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.
From the Publisher
This completely updated Sixth Edition reflects the growth of reproductive biology and medicine. While adhering to the style and relevance of the first edition, the editors set out to provide the latest information and research on reproductive physiology, contraception, infertility, and clinical endocrinology. Heavy emphasis is also placed on progestins and hormone administration and therapy within several chapters of the text. Comprehensive, relevant, and highly informative, this edition truly lends itself to the improvement of patient care in the field of clinical reproductive endocrinology.
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Description: The fifth edition of this textbook is expanded by 11 chapters and probes more deeply into basic reproductive physiology while retaining the useful clinical chapters. Chapters on contraception expand the scope of this subject.
Purpose: The purpose is to improve patient care by increasing the knowledge of clinicians. This is a worthy objective that is accomplished to a degree few other texts achieve.
Audience: This book is intended for residents and practicing physicians who need to know about reproductive disorders. The authors are credible authorities. Dr. Speroff and his coauthors are master teachers with the rare gift to render the difficult understandable.
Features: Lisa Million is the illustrator and is also responsible for the page layout. The authors and publisher were finally wise enough to acknowledge the enormous contribution of her illustrations and design. The references are sufficient for the subject and are current. The appearance of this book adds to its usefulness.
Assessment: This book deserves to appear as a fifth edition. It is without doubt the most frequent reference for obstetricians and gynecologists who need practical information about management problems of all aspects of reproduction and infertility. The text marries well with the illustrations to yield a book that is a joy to read and easy to understand and that teaches effectively.
Table of Contents
Pt. I Reproductive Physiology
Ch. 1 Molecular Biology for Clinicians 3
Ch. 2 Hormone Biosynthesis, Metabolism, and Mechanism of Action 31
Ch. 3 The Ovary - Embryology and Development 107
Ch. 4 The Uterus 123
Ch. 5 Neuroendocrinology 159
Ch. 6 Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle 201
Ch. 7 Sperm and Egg Transport, Fertilization, and Implantation 247
Ch. 8 The Endocrinology of Pregnancy 275
Pt. II Clinical Endocrinology
Ch. 9 Normal and Abnormal Sexual Development 339
Ch. 10 Abnormal Puberty and Growth Problems 381
Ch. 11 Amenorrhea 421
Ch. 12 Anovulation and the Polycystic Ovary 487
Ch. 13 Hirsutism 523
Ch. 14 Menstrual Disorders 557
Ch. 15 Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding 575
Ch. 16 The Breast 595
Ch. 17 Menopause and the Perimenopausal Transition 643
Ch. 18 Postmenoapusal Hormone Therapy 725
Ch. 19 Obesity 781
Ch. 20 Reproduction and the Thyroid 809
Pt. III Contraception
Ch. 21 Family Planning, Sterilization, and Abortion 831
Ch. 22 Oral Contraception 867
Ch. 23 Long-Acting Methods of Contraception 947
Ch. 24 The Intrauterine Device (IUD) 975
Ch. 25 Barrier Methods of Contraception 997
Pt. IV Infertility
Ch. 26 Female Infertility 1013
Ch. 27 Recurrent Early Pregnancy Losses 1043
Ch. 28 Endometriosis 1057
Ch. 29 Male Infertility 1075
Ch. 30 Induction of Ovulation 1097
Ch. 31 Assisted Reproduction 1133
Ch. 32 Ectopic Pregnancy 1149
App Selected laboratory values and the International System of Units (SI Units) 1169
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