© 1987

The Pituitary Gland


Part of the Clinical Surveys in Endocrinology book series (CSED, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 25-56
  3. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 57-119
  4. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 121-144
  5. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 213-234
  6. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 235-294
  7. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 295-307
  8. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 309-327
  9. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 329-351
  10. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 353-380
  11. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 381-422
  12. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 423-441
  13. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 443-497
  14. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 499-511
  15. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 513-525
  16. C. R. Kannan
    Pages 527-543

About this book


The past two decades have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the field ofneuroendocrinology. The conjoint research contributions by clinicians and basic scientists have promulgated revolutionary concepts at a breakneck speed. This first volume in Clinical Surveys in Endocrinology, The Pituitary Gland, has been written with but one purpose in mind: to integrate the current knowledge in this dynamic field with the existing body of information already available to the clinician. The chapters in this book attempt to portray current research information seen through the eyes of a clinician. The contributions of pioneers in each field have been placed in a perspective relevant to the practicing endocrinologist. The selection of the almost 1500 references from a bewil­ of literature has been inftuenced by the degree to which these dering body articles-original as weil as review papers-contributed to the growth of pi­ tuitary endocrinology. Despite the most scrutinizing attempts, it is inevitable and regrettable that works of importance must be excluded due to the practical limitations of any comprehensive work. Nevertheless, to the researcher these references are complete enough to serve as a significant resource. To the reader who wishes to gain an indepth clinical perspective of pituitary disor­ ders, this work is written precisely from that vantage point. The single authorship of this work notwithstanding, several friends have been instrumental in the completion of this work. I deeply appreciate the incessant zeal and excellent assistance of Ms.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of MedicineCook County HospitalChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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