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The molecular structures of the main components of the Endocrine system are carefully illustrated in the first section of this book; followed by a separate section on Vitamins and other essential substances. The pathways to make these components into the active hormones, &/or enzymes of the body and their control points are drawn out fully. A number of tables demonstrate Hormone properties; sites of actions and synthesis, mode of transport, stimulators and inhibitors. The Many Abbreviations and Acronyms used here and elsewhere in endocrinology are listed in detail as a helpful resource for the clinician. Organs of the endocrine system and the their target tissues are clearly illustrated and listed alphabetically.

Additional information

ISBN 978-1-921930-07-2
Pages 290
Edition No 1
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 110 x 170 mm
Status Published
Illustrations 350 color illustrations

Author biography

Dr Amanda Neill is a highly experienced anatomist, teacher, and developer of educational resources. She has written extensively on anatomy, pathology and other paramedical subjects, for students and professionals alike. She lectures widely to undergraduate and postgraduate students and practitioners in medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and other disciplines. Dr Neill also consults for pharmaceutical companies on medical and health education and pharmacovigilance. She is the secretary of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists, which runs seminars in continuing education for medical and legal professionals, as well as scientific seminars on forensic, legal & medical topics.

Dr Neill is passionate about making subjects clear through the use of images, and her belief that ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ informs the approach to the A to Z books, where the guiding principle is to make learning anatomy as straightforward as possible. She is also intensely aware of the needs of those studying anatomy for the first time, and the A to Z books were developed in close collaboration with students.

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