Progestogens in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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April 2015



This book brings together the most up-to-date information about the physiology of progestogens. This volume addresses the bidirectional communication between hormones, fertility, tumors, and autoimmunity. It provides the basic science and clinical perspectives of progestogens which have not been previously available in one volume. In addition to estrogens, androgens, mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids, progestogens are a major class of steroid hormone. While present in certain phases of estrous and menstrual cycles, progestogens are named for their function in maintaining pregnancy. This book is essentially practical in orientation, addressing the specific issues that confront the practitioner, and provides information to Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Reproductive endocrinologists, as well as Gynecological Oncologists and Rheumatologists. Contributions are from an international team of experts in the field.


Physiology of Progesterone.
Pharmacology of Progestogens.
Progestogens in Infertility Practice.
Progestogens and Threatened Miscarriage.
Progestogens and Recurrent Miscarriage.
Progestogens in Preterm Labour.- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.
Progestogens in Contraceptives.
Progestogens and Endometriosis.
Progestogens and Breast Cancer.
Progestogens in Endometrial Cancer.
Progestogens and the Menopause.- Progestogens and Autoimmunity.
Progestogens in Non-gynecological Indications.¿


EAN: 9783319143842
ISBN: 3319143840
Untertitel: 4 schwarz-weiße und 17 farbige Abbildungen, 21 schwarz-weiße Tabellen, Bibliographie. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2015
Seitenanzahl: XIII
Format: gebunden
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