Endocrinology of the Transition from Recurring Estrous Cycles to Establishment of Pregnancy in Subprimate Mammals, Fuller W. Bazer, Troy L. Ott, and Thomas E. Spencer. Endocrinology of the Transition from Menstrual Cyclicity to Establishment of Pregnancy in Primates, Richard L. Stouffer and John P. Hearn. Role of Cytokines in the Pregnant Uterus of Interstitial Implanting Species, Jeffrey W. Pollard. Role of Growth Factors of Uterine and Fetal-Placental Origin During Pregnancy, Virginia Rider and Marta Piva. Novel Concepts in Neuroendocrine Regulation of Reproductive Tract Function, Ch. V. Rao. The Rodent Placental Prolcatin Family and Pregnancy, Michael J. Soares, Guoli Dai, Christopher B. Cohick, Heiner Muller and Kyle E. Orwig. Expression of Steriod Hormone Receptors in the Pregnant Uterus, William C. Okulicz, Sheri Hild-Petito, and Beverly Chilton. Endocrine Control of Trophoblast-Uterine Epithelial Cell Interactions, Robert C. Burghardt, Jeffrey A. Bowen, and Fuller W. Bazer. The Influences of Immune Cells on the Success of Pregnancy, B. Anne Croy, Philippa F. Whitelaw, and Heidi E. Engelhardt. Secretion and Metabolism of Steriods in Subprimate Mammals During Pregnancy, Rodney D. Geisert and Alan J. Conley. Secretion and Metablolism of Steroids in Primate Mammals During Pregnancy, Eugene D. Albrecht and Gerald J. Pepe. Endocrine Maturation of the Fetus, Stuart B. Hopper and Ian R. Young. Development and Function of the Fetal Endocrine System, Tom E. Porter. Endocrine Control of Parturition, Robert E. Garfield, George Saade, and Kristof Chwalisz. Multiple Physiological Effects of Relaxin During Pregnancy, O. David Sherwood. Placental Lactogen and Growth Hormone: Regulation and Action, Russell V. Anthony, Sean W. Limesand, Michael D. Fanning, and Rongti Liang. Stromal-Epithelial Cell Communication in the Female Reproductive Tract, Paul S. Cooke, David L. Buchanan, Takeshi Kurita, Dennis B. Lubahn, and Gerald R. Cunha. Maternal Cardiovascular and Other PhysiologicResponses to the Endocrinology of Pregnancy, Ronald R. Magness. The Endocrinology of Uterine Decidualization, Kevin G. Osteen. Endocrine Regulation of Maternal Behavior Postpartum, Gary L. Williams. Index.
A comprehensive, cutting-edge review of the complex interactions between maternal and fetal-placental tissues that control the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, the proper development of the fetus, the birth process, and the behavioral aspects of bonding between mother and newborn. Expert researchers review the endocrine and physiological events that culminate in the delivery of offspring, and provide a solid base of comparative information on the menstrual cycle of primates, including humans. They also discuss the sources and functions of both steroid and protein hormones from the placenta and the details of their effects on uterine function, placental development, fetal growth and well-being, and maternal responses to pregnancy. This book will become the standard reference source not only for reproductive scientists, but also for those clinicians who want better to understand the complex factors that affect pregnancy-and their pregnant patients.
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