Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens: Current Status and Future Prospects

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9780471133209: Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens: Current Status and Future Prospects

Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens Current Status and Future Prospects

Edited by Shalender Bhasin, Henry L. Gabelnick, Jeffrey M. Spieler, Ronald S. Swerdloff, Christina Wang, and Chuck Kelly

As agents that affect the male primary and accessory sex organs, androgens--particularly the hormones testosterone and androsterone--play a critical role in the development, functionality, and overall health of the male reproductive system. However, since androgens also have far-ranging effects on metabolism, neurological activity, and behavior, scientists exploring the contraceptive or therapeutic potential of androgens need reliable, up-to-date information on the complex biological activities of these agents.

Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens: Current Status and Future Prospects presents contributions from leading investigators around the world, offering a focused, state-of-the-art summary of the central issues and controversies in androgen research. The book is arranged into sections covering androgen physiology, androgens and the prostate, and the neurobehavioral and metabolic effects of androgens--as well as their role in disease therapy and male contraception, and the various delivery systems for each application. Every chapter in the text provides an expert opinion on a cutting-edge topic in the field while highlighting the key points of dissent and disagreement within the scientific community. This approach is intended to foster a deeper understanding of the status of androgen research and lay the groundwork for future investigations in each area.

This book explores such current topics as:
* Androgen regulation of Sertoli cell function
* Testosterone and spermatogenesis
* Androgen effects on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer
* Androgen effects on cognitive processes, sexual function, and aggressive behavior
* Contraceptive efficacy of hormonal suppression of spermatogenesis
* The latest transdermal and implantation delivery systems for androgens
Offering multifaceted coverage of the field, Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens is an indispensable aid to all basic scientists and clinical investigators interested in the biological actions of either natural or synthetic androgens.

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Prominent international researchers present a comprehensive and cutting-edge synopsis of the androgen field. Highlights the latest developments in androgen biology, the role of androgens in the pathophysiology of prostatic diseases and the use of androgens in contraception. Covers the effects of androgen use and abuse by athletes, the potential application of androgens in osteoporosis and the behavioral effects of androgens on sexual and cognitive functions.

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Descripción John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens: Current Status and Future Prospects, Chuck Kelly, Shalender Bhasin, Henry L. Gabelnick, Jeffrey M. Spieler, Ronald S. Swerdloff, This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date synopsis of the androgen field. It highlights recent developments in androgen biology, the role of androgens in the pathophysiology of prostatic diseases such as benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer, and the use of androgens in contraception. In addition, the book covers the effects of androgen use/abuse by athletes, the role and potential use of androgens in osteoporosis, and the behavioral effects of androgens on sexual function, cognitive function, and aggression. Includes a section devoted to androgen delivery systems. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780471133209

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