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Endocrine Toxicology.

This book claims to be the first book to deal comprehensively with endocrine toxicology. Indeed, it has achieved its goal. By recruiting well-known names in the field of endocrine toxicology, the editors have put together a comprehensive piece with remarkable depth in some areas.

The book examines the effect of toxicants on the following endocrine systems: hypothalamic and pituitary, thyroid and parathyroid, adrenal, reproductive, and diffuse endocrine systems. The coverage is such that someone with minimal background information on endocrinology will be able to use the book. Excellent chapters on basic endocrine function and structure guide the reader in this way. This book does more than list toxicants and their known endocrinological effects. It goes further into mechanisms and explores other secondary effects on the endocrine system such as those associated with dietary factors. Each chapter is fully referenced with, in the most part, up to date references.

This book would be recommended to anyone in toxicology who wished a reference text concerning endocrine toxicology. Although this is a small book with a moderate price tag, the material covered between its covers warrants the investment.
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Author:Rosseaux, Colin G.
Publication:Canadian Chemical News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 1, 1993
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