© 2001

Adrenal Disorders

  • Andrew N. Margioris
  • George P. Chrousos

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Adrenal Gland: Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Michel Grino, Nadia Dakine, Odile Paulmyer-Lacroix, Charles Oliver
      Pages 1-9
    3. Meera S. Ramayya
      Pages 11-43
    4. Achille Gravanis, Andrew N. Margioris
      Pages 59-70
    5. George Mastorakos, Anthony G. Doufas
      Pages 81-105
    6. Caleb B. Kallen, Futoshi Arakane, Teruo Sugawara, Marianthi Kiriakidou, Staci E. Pollack, Hidemichi Watari et al.
      Pages 107-117
    7. Monika Ehrhart-Bornstein, Stefan R. Bornstein
      Pages 119-130
    8. Andrew N. Margioris, Erene Dermitzaki, Maria Venihaki, Achille Gravanis
      Pages 131-141
  3. The Adrenal Gland: Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. W. W. de Herder, S. W. J. Lamberts
      Pages 143-153
    3. Constantine Tsigos
      Pages 155-163
    4. Yves de Keyzer, Marie Laure Raffin-Sanson, Agnès Picon, Xavier Bertagna
      Pages 165-177
    5. Andrew N. Margioris, George P. Chrousos
      Pages 179-191
    6. S. Tsagarakis, N. Thalassinos
      Pages 193-202
    7. Theodore Friedman
      Pages 203-218
    8. Martin Reincke
      Pages 219-230
    9. David E. Schteingart, Dominic Homan
      Pages 231-247

About this book


New and exciting concepts in the fields of adrenal physiology and pathophysiology have been emerging almost exponentially, producing a tremendous influx of new knowledge. In Adrenal Disorders, a panel of distinguished physicians and researchers-many active contributors to the discoveries-select the most relevant new findings and integrate them into the existing body of clinical knowledge on adrenal pathologies. The book includes important reviews of disturbances in cortisol homeostasis, and new concepts regarding adrenal tumors and hereditary adrenal diseases. Also discussed are mineralocorticoids and the syndromes of mineralocortoid excess and aldosterone synthase deficiency. A focused review of the molecular and cellular biology of the adrenal cortices medullae, coupled with a discussion of the secretion and metabolism of adrenal products, provide a sound physiological foundation for understanding the new approaches to adrenal disease.
Authoritative and insightful, Adrenal Disorders provides physicians and scientists with a comprehensive, state-of-the-art practical guide to the devastating diseases of the adrenals that are so often difficult to diagnose and treat.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew N. Margioris
    • 1
  • George P. Chrousos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical ChemistryUniversity of Crete School of MedicineHeraklion, CreteGreece
  2. 2.Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child and Human DevelopmentNational Institute of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Adrenal Disorders
  • Editors Andrew N. Margioris
    George P. Chrousos
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-411-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-029-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-101-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 424
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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"This is an up-to-date book on the adrenal gland encompassing the latest information on the physiology and diseases...This book, authored by the experts in the field, is written in a clear manner and despite the multiple authors, is quite uniform in its style, a credit to the editors. It is an important book to be read by clinical endocrinologists and researchers in the field of adrenal hormones...This is a unique book in the excellent series Contemporary Endocrinology. This should be on the bookshelf, or at least available, to endocrinologists and endocrine fellows in training. It will clarify many issues in the evaluation and treatment of patients with adrenal disorders." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...The book includes new insights into a number of clinical conditions, with surprising results. Margioris and Chrousos have skillfully woven together the physiological background and clinical practice to produce a collection that brings clinicians up to date regarding the pathophysiology of adrenal disorders and uses physiology to point toward patterns of disease that, to date, have remained unexplained...there is a wealth of carefully thought-out approaches to clinical problems. The result, in many of the chapters, is a personal approach that avoids the anecdotal and is based on sound evidence and tested experience...The clinical content is well illustrated with clinical management pathways, which greatly enhance the text...The editors have gone one step further in promoting evidence-based practice by soliciting chapters from research groups with a large number of patients..."-The New England journal of Medicine

"Clearly and concisely written with many references, it is recommended for pediatric and adult endocrinologists as well as gynecologists and endocrinologists." -Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism