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Endocrinology of the Vertebrates

Handbook of Physiology, Comparative Physiology

  1. Ian W. Henderson

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp130110

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Henderson, I. W. 2011. Endocrinology of the Vertebrates. Comprehensive Physiology. 623–749.

Author Information

  1. Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Institute of Endocrinology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    The Vertebrate Endocrine System
    • 1.1
      The Brain
    • 1.2
      The Pineal Complex
    • 1.3
      The Hypothalamo–Hypophyseal Complex
    • 1.4
      The Gastrointestinal Tract
    • 1.5
      The Thyroid Gland
    • 1.6
      The Parathyroid Glands
    • 1.7
      The Ultimobranchial Bodies
    • 1.8
      The Urophysis
    • 1.9
      The Adrenal Gland: Interrenal Gland (Tissue) and Pheochromaffin Tissue—Homologs of the Mammalian Adrenal Cortex and Adrenal Medulla, Respectively
    • 1.10
      The Gonads
    • 1.11
      The Heart
    • 1.12
      The Kidney
    • 1.13
      The Corpuscles of Stannius
    • 1.14
      The Vascular Endothelium
  • 2
    Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Hormonal Action and Evolution
  • 3
    Reproduction
  • 4
    Calcium and Skeletal Homeostasis
  • 5
    Growth and Maintenance of the Differentiated Adult
  • 6
    Extracellular Fluid and Cardiovascular Homeostasis
  • 7
    Conclusions