The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland

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Chapter 7 The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland Introduction The pituitary gland consists of two parts, the anterior pituitary, or adenohypophysis, and the posterior pituitary, or neurohypophysis. Although closely related…

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Inherited metabolic diseases

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Chapter 16 Inherited metabolic diseases Introduction Many inherited diseases are known to be due to the genetically determined absence or modification of specific proteins. For example, in sickle cell anaemia,…

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The gonads

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Chapter 10 The gonads Introduction Androgens and testicular function The testes are responsible for the synthesis of the male sex hormones (androgens) and the production of spermatozoa. The most important…

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Clinical nutrition

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Chapter 20 Clinical nutrition Introduction An adequate intake of nutrients is essential for normal growth and development and for the maintenance of health. These nutrients include proteins, to supply amino…

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The gastrointestinal tract

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Chapter 6 The gastrointestinal tract Introduction The digestion and absorption of food is a complex process, which depends on the integrated activity of the organs of the alimentary tract. Food…

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Metabolic aspects of malignant disease

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Chapter 18 Metabolic aspects of malignant disease Introduction The clinical signs and symptoms in patients suffering from cancer are often directly related to the physical presence of the tumour. For…

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Disorders of haemoproteins, porphyrins and iron

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Chapter 17 Disorders of haemoproteins, porphyrins and iron Introduction Haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment of blood, consists of a protein, globin, and four haem molecules. Globin comprises two pairs of polypeptide…

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