© 2003

Androgens in Health and Disease

  • Carrie J. Bagatell
  • William J. Bremner

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Andrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen J. Winters, Barbara J. Clark
      Pages 3-22
    3. Terry R. Brown
      Pages 23-44
    4. Stephen R. Plymate
      Pages 45-75
    5. Paul R. Sutton, John K. Amory, Richard V. Clark
      Pages 77-88
    6. Jonathan Lindzey, Kenneth S. Korach
      Pages 89-102
    7. Richard S. Legro
      Pages 123-139
    8. Christina Wang, Ronald S. Swerdloff
      Pages 141-153
  3. Androgen Effects on Physiologic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Marco Marcelli, Dolores J. Lamb, Nancy L. Weigel, Glenn R. Cunningham
      Pages 157-189
    3. Fredrick C. W. Wu, Arnold von Eckardstein
      Pages 191-220
    4. Anne M. Kenny, Lawrence G. Raisz
      Pages 221-232
    5. Shehzad Basaria, Adrian S. Dobs
      Pages 233-242
    6. Laurence Katznelson
      Pages 243-258
    7. Monique M. Cherrier, Suzanne Craft
      Pages 291-309
  4. Applied Andrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Alvin M. Matsumoto
      Pages 313-334

About this book


In recent years, medical researchers have demonstrated that androgens, both naturally occurring and synthetic, influence a myriad of physiological functions and can also be used therapeutically in a wide variety of clinical settings. In Androgens in Health and Disease, an authoritative panel of researchers and clinicians review our latest understanding of andrology in both basic science and clinical medicine. Topics range from explaining the biology of androgens-from several different perspectives-to illuminating their role in the development and modulation of physiologic systems. The authors demonstrate how testosterone can be a useful adjunct to the treatment of a variety of disease states, particularly those in which catabolism and loss of muscle mass occur. Other chapters consider important topics such as androgen use in athletes, the potential of androgens to improve physical function and quality of life in older men, and androgens as potential male contraceptives. Of special interest is a presentation of recent advances in understanding the physiological and clinical effects of androgen excess and androgen deficiency in women.
Authoritative and wide-ranging, Androgens in Health and Disease offers both researchers and practicing clinicians a comprehensive survey of how, why, and where androgens exert their effects, as well as their therapeutic roles in a broad range of diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carrie J. Bagatell
    • 1
  • William J. Bremner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Androgens in Health and Disease
  • Editors Carrie Bagatell
    William J. Bremner
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-029-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-314-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-388-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 448
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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