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Now in its fourth edition Testosterone: Action, Deficiency, Substitution provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information on testosterone and its role in human physiology and pathology. It covers biosynthesis and mechanisms of action and reviews their effects on brain and behavior, spermatogenesis, hair growth, bones, muscles, erythropoiesis, the cardiovascular system and the prostate. The therapeutic uses of testosterone... more...

This book gives researchers and their associates a comprehensive review of the biochemistry, absorption, metabolism, biological activities, disease prevention, and health promotion of glutathione and sulfur amino acids. Discussion deals with the complex relationship between GSH and sulfur amino acids and their physiological role, as well as they and their metabolites' possible role in chronic-degenerative diseases. Special attention is paid to the... more...

[This book is] a concise and informative guide to the theory and practice of MLD. The text is well presented, easy to follow, and has excellent visual detail with clear illustrations and full-colour photographs included throughout. I would recommend this manual as a valuable resource for the library of any lymphoedema clinic.-- Elaine Stowe, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland Written by the world's leading... more...

This comprehensive manual covers all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, offering an upbeat and optimistic assessment of what can be achieved. While scientifically based, the book provides easy-to-follow guidelines for lifelong maintenance of skeletal structure and function. It deals with everything from the basic physiology of bone and mineral metabolism to the diagnostic utility of radiologic imaging... more...

Clinical Paediatric Endocrinology is established as the leading international work of reference in the field, covering the pathology of endocrine disorders, their diagnosis and treatment. The boundaries of this branch of paediatrics are wide and difficult to define, but a comprehensive approach is taken here: the book covers the classic hormones as well as growth factors and regulatory peptides, neuroendocrinology, imaging in paediatrics and the use of... more...


Die Diagnose Zuckerkrankheit stellt keinesfalls den Beginn einer ausweglosen Krankheit dar. Es gibt Mittel und Wege, dem Diabetes die Stirn zu bieten. Deshalb stehen in diesem Ratgeber Tipps zur Ernährung und zu einem gezielten Bewegungsprogramm im Mittelpunkt. Ein spezieller Übungsteil leitet zu regelmäßigem, selbstständigem Üben an. Der Band richtet sich in erster Linie an Menschen, die an Typ-2-Diabetes erkrankt sind, aber auch an ernährungs-... more...

This book covers the main fields of diabetes management through applied technologies. The different chapters include insulin therapy through basic insulin injection therapy, external and implantable insulin pumps and the more recent approaches such as sensor augmented pumps and close-loop systems. Islet transplantation is also described through its technical aspects and clinical evaluation. Glucose measurement through blood glucose... more...

Cell and tissue transplantation is one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding areas in medicine. This first edition of the Yearbook of Cell and Tissue Transplantation summarizes the latest advances in this revolutionary field, including developments in tissue engineering and transplantation of hybrid organs and tissues, while reviewing those data which, while not new, add to the usefulness of this work as a comprehensive reference. The... more...

Our understanding of biological communication has grown significantly during the past decade. The advances in knowledge about the chemical nature of signals and their corresponding reception by specialized cells have led to identification, characterization, purification, cloning, and expression of specific receptor molecules. While the earlier literature emphasized com­ partmentalized treatment of informational molecules and their interaction with... more...

A succinct review of hundreds of studies on the regulation of protein mass and protein turnover in the human body. The book summarizes the biochemistry of protein synthesis and breakdown, and explains the methods that are used to examine protein metabolism in humans, together with their limitations. Chapters review the effects of nutrition, hormones, metabolic substrates, and physical activity, while various topics of clinical interest include cancer,... more...