© 1983

The Pituitary and Testis

Clinical and Experimental Studies

  • David M. de Kretser
  • Henry G. Burger
  • Bryan Hudson

Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. D. M. de Kretser, H. G. Burger, W. J. Bremner
    Pages 12-43
  3. V. W. K. Lee, H. G. Burger
    Pages 44-70
  4. H. W. G. Baker, B. Hudson
    Pages 71-83
  5. K. A. Rich, D. M. de Kretser
    Pages 84-105
  6. Yvonne Hodgson, B. Hudson
    Pages 107-132
  7. D. M. de Kretser, J. B. Kerr
    Pages 133-154
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-188

About this book


This monograph brings together our work concerning the relationships be­ tween the hypothalamus, pituitary and testis. The studies span approximate­ ly a decade of collaborative work. Over this period our contributions and those of many others have advanced greatly our understanding of many aspects of male reproductive biology. This monograph attempts to survey these developments and to highlight many unresolved issues. It also provides an opportunity to demonstrate the value of investigations which relate bio­ chemical to structural parameters and to illustrate the importance of animal studies in elucidating biological principles with clinical applications. The reverse is also important since the pathophysiology of human disorders of­ ten provides insight into hitherto unsuspected basic mechanisms. In any rapidly expanding field it is difficult to stop revising and extending a manuscript. It is equally difficult to quote every reference in the field but we trust that those of significance have not been omitted. Some of our former students have collaborated with us as co-authors in producing this monograph. It is equally important to recognise the contributions of our other former students and colleagues who have physically participated in the studies and without whose intellectual contributions a number of concepts would not have been elucidated. Their work is acknowledged in the text of the monograph and the extensive list of references.


Hoden Hypophyse Neuroendokrinologie biosynthesis endocrinology hormone hypothalamus metabolism neuroendocrinology prolactin protein spermatogenesis steroid steroids testis

Editors and affiliations

  • David M. de Kretser
    • 1
  • Henry G. Burger
    • 2
  • Bryan Hudson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Medical Research CenterPrince Henry’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Howard Florey Institute of Experimental, Physiology and MedicineUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Pituitary and Testis
  • Book Subtitle Clinical and Experimental Studies
  • Editors D.M. de Kretser
    H.G. Burger
    B. Hudson
  • Series Title Monographs on Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-11874-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-81914-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-81912-4
  • Series ISSN 0077-1015
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 46 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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