Présentation de l'éditeur
The text contains 53 chapters in which the chapters except Chapter 1 are organized into five parts according to the issues they tackle. The opening chapter discusses some effects of environmental pollutants on endocrine regulatory mechanisms. The next eight chapters cover topics of neuroendocrinology, while the next chapter discusses female and male reproduction. Part 3 explains prostaglandins and Part 4 tackles thyroid function. The final part discusses hormonal control of metabolism.
Veterinarians, biologists, ornithologists, and other professionals interested in avian endocrinology will find this book a great reference material, especially on the nature of the avian endocrine system.