The endocrine system includes the adrenal glands, the hypothalamus, the pancreas, the parathyroid, the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, the ovaries, the testicles, and the thyroid, all of which are actively involved in major and minor life processes. Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from endocrine diseases and disorders, including several million who have hyperactive thyroids and 16 million with diabetes.
The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders is a complete guide to the endocrine system and everything related to it. Including both major and minor issues, several hundred detailed entries cover treatments, medications, symptoms, illnesses, social issues, anatomy, and much more. Comprehensive in scope, this accessible encyclopedia contains appendixes listing useful resources, organizations and associations, and publications. Examining a wide array of different health topics in clear and concise language, The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders is an important reference for people of all ages.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
William A. Petit Jr., M.D., is a nationally renowned endocrinologist and an acclaimed researcher and speaker. He is the medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate of New Britain General Hospital in Connecticut, as well as the section chief for endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Petit received his AB cum laude in biochemistry from Dartmouth College and his medical degree cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a post doctoral fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Yale University School of Medicine. He is coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Diabetes.
Christine Adamec has written fourteen books under her own name as well as more than 800 features, including many medical articles and reports. She has ghostwritten numerous medical articles and six medical self-books for physicians on topics such as arthritis, back pain, and migraines. Her books for Facts On File include The Encyclopedia of Adoption, a revision of The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, and The Encyclopedia of Diabetes.