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The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases And Disorders
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: William A. Petit Jr., M.D. and Christine Adamec
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816051356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5135-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 616.4
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 352

Summary

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.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

William A. Petit Jr., M.D., is a nationally renowned endocrinologist and an acclaimed researcher and speaker. He is the medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate of New Britain General Hospital in Connecticut, as well as the section chief for endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Petit received his AB cum laude in biochemistry from Dartmouth College and his medical degree cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a post doctoral fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Yale University School of Medicine. He is coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Diabetes.

Christine Adamec has written fourteen books under her own name as well as more than 800 features, including many medical articles and reports. She has ghostwritten numerous medical articles and six medical self-books for physicians on topics such as arthritis, back pain, and migraines. Her books for Facts On File include The Encyclopedia of Adoption, a revision of The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, and The Encyclopedia of Diabetes.

Reviews and Awards

"...provides extensive coverage of endocrine-related conditions not readily covered in other medical resources...The text is written in nonmedical terminology for easy comprehension...a useful addition to consumer health information and medical reference collections."
American Reference Books Annual

“...this book is a jewel, chock-full of current, relevant information and written in language easily understood by the intended audience...[a] useful, valuable encyclopedia...excellent appendixes...Highly recommended.”
Choice

“This is a unique and welcome addition to most consumer health and public library collections...this work brings it all together in a single convenient volume.”
Library Journal

"Written at a level accessible to the layperson by a well-known endocrinologist and a medical writer...authoritative...a good source for basic, reliable medical information...worthy of consideration for general medical reference sections in public and academic libraries."
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