© 1998

Endocrinology of Pregnancy

  • Fuller W. Bazer

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael J. Soares, Guoli Dai, Christopher B. Cohick, Heiner Müller, Kyle E. Orwig
    Pages 145-176
  3. William C. Okulicz, Sheri Hild-Petito, Beverly Chilton
    Pages 177-197
  4. Robert C. Burghardt, Jeffery A. Bowen, Fuller W. Bazer
    Pages 199-228
  5. B. A. Croy, P. F. Whitelaw, H. Engelhardt
    Pages 229-289
  6. Rodney D. Geisert, Alan J. Conley
    Pages 291-318
  7. Eugene D. Albrecht, Gerald J. Pepe
    Pages 319-351
  8. Stuart B. Hooper, Ian R. Young
    Pages 353-385
  9. Robert E. Garfield, George Saade, Kristof Chwalisz
    Pages 407-430
  10. Russell V. Anthony, Sean W. Limesand, Michael D. Fanning, Rongti Liang
    Pages 461-490
  11. Paul S. Cooke, David L. Buchanan, Takeshi Kurita, Dennis B. Lubahn, Gerald R. Cunha
    Pages 491-506
  12. Kevin G. Osteen
    Pages 541-553

About this book


In The Endocrinology of Pregnancy, leading researchers illuminate the complex interactions between maternal and fetal-placental tissues that control the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, the proper development of the fetus, the birth process, and the behavioral aspects of bonding between mother and newborn. These expert researchers review the endocrine and physiological events that culminate in the delivery of offspring, and provide a solid base of comparative information on the menstrual cycle of primates, including humans. Also discussed are the sources and functions of both steroid and protein hormones from the placenta, the details of their effects on uterine function, placental development, fetal growth and well-being, and maternal responses to pregnancy.

The Endocrinology of Pregnancy is the first comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the key endocrine mechanisms associated with the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. It instantly becomes the standard reference source not only for reproductive scientists, but also for those clinicians who want better to understand the complex factors that affect pregnancy-and their pregnant patients.


Uterus birth endocrinology fetus growth growth factor hormone hormone receptors hormones placenta pregnancy protein protein hormones steroid steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Fuller W. Bazer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal Science and Institute of Biosciences and TechnologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Endocrinology of Pregnancy
  • Editors Fuller W. Bazer
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-462-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7291-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-1804-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 576
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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"The exciting aspect of this volume is the inclusion of new areas of endocrine physiology. . .This book would be invaluable for graduate students in reproductive endocrinology, as well as fellows in the clinical areas of reproductive biology. . .This is truly a worthwhile investment for both basic and clinical researchers working in the broad area of the endocrinology of pregnancy."-Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism

". . .provide[es] a comprehensive overview of the endocrinological relationship between mother and offspring in subprimates and primates, will be of interest to endocrinologists, neonatologists and certainly to obstetricians. . .A very timely book."-The Journal of Endocrine Genetics