The Adrenal Cortex

The Adrenal Cortex

by I Chester Jones


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Originally published in 1957, this book provides a comprehensive account of the workings of the adrenal cortex in various vertebrate species. Chester Jones also covers the embryological development of the kidneys and suggests how the structure and function of the adrenal glands are related to one another in vertebrates. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the adrenal cortex or the history of science and zoology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107502413
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/09/2015
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Eutheria: 1. Gross anatomy; 2. Histology; 3. Adrenal steroid hormones; 4. Biosynthesis of cortical hormones; 5. Control of adrenocortical secretion; 6. Functions of the adrenal cortex; 7. Relationship of the cortex to peripheral tissue; 8. Adrenal-gonad relationships; 9. Natural abnormalities of function; Part II. Pisces: 1. Elasmobranchii; 2. Teleostei; 3. Dipnoi; 4. Cyclostomata; Part III. Amphibia; Part IV. Reptilia; Part V. Aves; Part VI. Prototheria and Metatheria: 1. Prototheria; 2. Metatheria; Part VII. Embryology; Part VIII. Correlation of Structure and Function; References; Index.

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