Description from Amazon.com
This landmark two-volume work provides an unprecedented survey of the entire field of reproductive medicine. The volumes are beautifully designed, with richly detailed full-color illustrations throughout, and organized for ease of use and practical reference. The text is divided into three sections. The first provides a comprehensive review of the ontogeny and function of the reproductive axis and its normal embryology and physiology. The second section is a state-of-the-art review of the diagnosis and management of disorders of the reproductive axis, including disorders of sexual differentiation, disorders of puberty, disorders of the hypothalamic pulse generator, disorders of the pituitary gonadotroph, disorders of the ovarian follicle, end organ pathology, and hyperprolactinemic disorders. This section also includes detailed discussions of hormonal contraception, endocrine disorders during pregnancy, and the climacteric. The final section reviews all known factors responsible for infertility and describes current approaches to its diagnosis and management.
Description from BarnesandNoble.com
University of Maryland, Baltimore. Two volume reference covers ontogeny and function of the reproductive axis, the diagnosis and management of disorders of the reproductive axis, and the diagnosis and management of human infertility. Color photographs, two tone diagrams and sketches.
The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.
From the Publisher
Adashi, Eli Y., MD(Univ of Maryland); Rock, John A., MD(Emory Univ); Rosenwaks, Zev, MD(Cornell Univ)
The contributors represent the specialties of obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine, endocrinology, genetics, preventive medicine, pediatrics, and physiology. Most are from academic medical centers and government agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Israel, the U.K., the Netherlands, France, and Italy. Institutions prominently represented include Cornell, Harvard, USC, Univ of Maryland, Northwestern, Univ of Pennsylvania, NIH, Laval Univ, and Monash Univ.
A textbook of current reproductive medicine divided into the three main areas
of the discipline; the ontogeny and function of the reproductive axis, the
diagnosis and management of disorders of the reproductive axis, and the
diagnosis and management of human infertility. Organizational features of the
text include the physiologic and pathophysiologic lines providing a detailed
breakdown of scientific and clinical themes. Each of the 128 chapters includes
special features such as a chapter-opening color illustration, and special
sections such as "Definitions," "Major Take Home Points,"
and "Eye to the Future." For practitioners of reproductive medicine
and, since some one-third of the text is devoted to basic reproductive
physiology, for reproductive scientists and students as well. Annotation c. Book
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