Encyclopedia of Hormones is a comprehensive reference work on hormones in vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant systems. It covers all aspects of hormones: their chemical structure and biological synthesis; the major physiological systems in which they operate; the cellular and subcellular site of their action; the nature of the signal transduction mechanisms used in the hormone's action; and the biological consequences of an excess or deficiency of the hormone.
Each contributor is an expert in his or her field. The 300 articles that comprise this encyclopedia each begins with a glossary of key terms that are compiled into a complete glossary for the entire work. Additionally, every entry includes 10-15 recent references to provide the reader with an entry into the scientific literature.
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