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The more than 550 articles in the Encyclopedia of Reproduction encompass every aspect of the biology of reproduction throughout the entire animal kingdom, covering invertebrates to humans. Each article includesa glossary and an introduction, as well … weiterlesen

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Titel: Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Four-Volume Set
Autor/en: Michael A. Skinner

ISBN: 0122270207
EAN: 9780122270208
Sprache: Englisch.

November 1998 - gebunden - 4768 Seiten


The more than 550 articles in the Encyclopedia of Reproduction encompass every aspect of the biology of reproduction throughout the entire animal kingdom, covering invertebrates to humans. Each article includesa glossary and an introduction, as well as illustrations and a bibliography. Extensive aids to the reader are provided through a detailed subject index, cross references to related articles, and an index of articles by category. The Encyclopedia isdesigned to answer any and all questions related to this fundamentally important field, in non-mammalian as well as mammalian systems, from the most basic to the latest advances in assisted reproduction in humans.
Key Features
* The first and only work to cover all aspects of reproduction in the animal kingdom, including humans and other primates, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibia, fish, and invertebrates
* Four-volume set with topics arranged A to Z for easy reference
* More than 550 separate articles, all commissioned for this work
* Editorial direction by Ernst Knobil and Jimmy D. Neill, noted reproductive biologists and co-editors of the standard reference in the field
* Distinguished Editorial Board composed of 15 experts and prominent scientists serving as Associate Editors.
* Articles by more than 700 authors from leading institutions of reproductive science around the world
* 1350 figures and 300 tables complement the text of the articles
* 3000 glossary entries explain key terms
* Further Reading lists appear at the end of each entry
* Extensive cross-referencing system links related articles
* Large 8 1/2 x 11 page size, easy-to-read double-column format


Contents by Subject Area. Preface. Guide to the Encyclopedia. VOLUME 1 - A-En: Abortion. Acanthocephala. Acrosome Reaction. Activin and Activin Receptors. Adrenal Androgens. Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital Virilizing. Adrenarche. Aedes aegypti. Aggressive Behavior. Agnatha. Allantochorion (Chorioallantois). Allantoic Fluid. Allantois. Allatostatins. Altitude, Effects on Humans. Altricial and Precocial Development in Birds. Altruism in Insect Reproduction. Altruistic Behavior, Vertebrates. Amenorrhea. Amniocentesis. Amniotic Fluid. Amphibian Ovarian Cycles. Amphibian Reproduction, Overview. Androgen Inhibitors/Antiandrogens. Androgen Insensitivity Syndromes. Androgens. Androgens, Effects in Birds. Androgens, Effects in Mammals. Androgens, Subavian Species. Andrology: Origins and Scope. Annelida. Anterior Pituitary. Antiestrogens. Antiprogestins. Apgar Score. Aphids. Aplysia. Apoptosis (Cell Death). Armadillo. Aromatization. Artificial Insemination, in Animals. Artificial Insemination, in Humans. Asexual Reproduction. Autonomic Nervous System and Reproduction. Avian Reproduction, Overview. Avian Reproductive System, Developmental Endocrinology. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Birds, Diversity of. Blastocyst. Blood-Testis Barrier. Brachiopoda. Breast Cancer. Breast Disorders. Breastfeeding. Breeding Strategies for Domestic Animals. Brood Parasitism in Birds. Bruce Effect. Bryozoa (Ectoprocta). Caenorhabditis elegans. Captive Breeding of Wildlife. Cardiovascular Adaptation to Pregnancy. Castration, Effects in Humans (Male). Castration, Effects in Nonhuman Mammals (Female). Castration, Effects in Nonhuman Mammals (Male). Cats. Cattle. CBG (Corticosteroid-Binding Globulin). Cephalochordata. Cervical Cancer. Cervix. Cesarean Delivery. Chaetognatha. Chelicerate Arthropods. Chickens, Control of Reproduction in. Choriocarcinoma. Chorionic Gonadotropin, Human. Chorionic Gonadotropins, Nonhuman Mammals. Circadian Rhythms. Circannual Rhythms. Circumcision. Clitoris. Cloning Mammals by Nuclear Transfer. Cnidaria. Conjugation in Ciliates. Contraceptive Methods and Devices, Female. Contraceptive Methods and Devices, Male. Copulation, Mammals. Corpora Lutea of Nonmammalian Species. Corpus Allatum. Corpus Cardiacum, Insects. Corpus Luteum (CL). Corpus Luteum of Pregnancy. Corpus Luteum Peptides. Cotyledonary Placenta. Cricetidae (Hamsters and Lemmings). Critical Period, Estrous Cycle. Crustacea. Cryopreservation of Embryos. Cryopreservation of Sperm. Cryptorchidism. Ctenophora. Cycliophora. Cytokines. Decidua. Deciduoma. Deer. DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone). Diapause. Dihydrotestosterone. Diploptera punctata. Discoidal Placenta. Dogs. Dorsal Bodies in Mollusca. Drosophila. Ecdysiotropins and Ecdysiostatins. Ecdysteroids. Echinodermata. Ectopic Pregnancy. Egg, Avian. Egg Coverings, Insects. Eicosanoids. Ejaculation. Elasmobranch Reproduction. Elephants. Embryogenesis, Mammalian. Embryo Transfer. Endogenous Opiods. Endometriosis. Endometrium. Endotheliochorial Placentation. Energetics in Reproduction. Energy Balance, Effects on Reproduction. Environmental Estrogens. VOLUME 2 - Ep-Ly: Epididymis. Epitheliochorial Placentation. Equine Chorionic Gonadotropin Erection. Erythroblastosis Fetalis. Estrogen Action, Behavior. Estrogen Action, Bone. Estrogen Action, Breast. Estrogen Action on the Female Reproductive Tract. Estrogen Effects and Receptors, Subavian Species. Estrogen, Effects in Birds. Estrogen Replacement Therapy. Estrogen Secretion, Regulation of. Estrogens, Overview. Estrous Cycle. Estrus. Eunuchoidism. Fallopian Tube. Family Planning. Female Reproductive Disorders, Overview. Female Reproductive System, Amphibians. Female Reproductive System, Birds. Female Reproductive System, Fish. Female Reproductive System, Humans. Female Reproductive System, Insects. Female Reproductive System, Nonhuman Mammals. Female Reproductive System, Reptiles. Female Sterilization. Fertility and Fecundity. Fertilization. Fetal Adrenals. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Fetal Anomalies. Fetal Diagnosis, Invasive. Fetal Growth and Development. Fetal Hormones. Fetal Lung Development. Fetal Membranes. Fetal Monitoring and Testing. Fetal-Placental Unit. Fetal Surgery. alpha-Fetoprotein and Triple Screening. Fetus, Overview. Fish, Modes of Reproduction in. Follicular Atresia. Follicular Development. Follicular Steroidogenesis. Follistatin. Freemartin. FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone). Galactorrhea. Gametes, Overview. Gene Transfer, Sperm-Mediated. Genitalia. Germ Layers. Global Zones and Reproduction. Gnathostomulida. Gn-RH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone). Gn-RH Pulse Generator. Gonadogenesis, Female. Gonadogenesis, Male. Gonadotropes. Gonadotropin Biosynthesis. Gonadotropin Receptors. Gonadotropin Secretion, Control of. Gonadotropins, Overview. Graafian Follicle. Granulosa Cells. Growth Factors. Guinea Pig, Female. Gynecomastia. Hemichordata. Hemochorial Placentation. Hemocoelic Insemination. Hermaphroditism. Hirsutism. HIV Infection and AIDS. Homosexuality. Hormonal Contraception. Hormonal Control of the Reproductive Tract, Subavian Vertebrates. Hormone Receptors, Overview. Hormones and Reproductive Behaviors, Fish. Hormones of Pregnancy. Horses. Human Placental Lactogen (Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin). Hybridization. Hydra. Hyenas. Hyperprolactinemia. Hypogonadism. Hypophysectomy. Hypopituitarism. Hypospadias. Hypothalamic-Hypophysial Complex (Pituitary Portal System). Hypoxia, Effect on Reproduction. Hysterectomy. IGF (Insulin-Like Growth Factors). Immunocytochemistry. Immunology of Reproduction. Implantation. Impotence. Infections in Pregnancy. Infertility. Inhibin. Insect Accessory Glands. Insect Reproduction, Overview. Interferons. Internal Fertilization in Birds and Mammals. Internal Gland, Stress Response and Reproduction. Intersexuality in Mammals. Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Mechanisms of Fetal Growth. Intrauterine Position Phenomenon. In Vitro Fertilization. Juvenile Hormone. Kallmann's Syndrome. Kamptozoa (Entoprocta). Kinorhyncha. Klinefelter's Syndrome. Labor and Delivery, Human. Lactational Amenorrhea. Lactational Anestrus. Lactation, Human. Lactation, Nonhuman. Lactogenesis. Lactotrophs. Leiomyoma. Leukemia Inhibitory Factor. Leydig and Sertoli Cells, Nonmammalian. Leydig Cells. LH (Luteinizing Hormone). Local Control Systems in Reproduction. Locusts. Lordosis. Luteinization. Luteolysis. Luteotropic Hormones. Lymphokines. VOLUME 3 - Ma-Pri: Magnocellular System. Male Reproductive Disorders. Male Reproductive System, Amphibians. Male Reproductive System, Birds. Male Reproductive System, Fish. Male Reproductive System, Human. Male Reproductive System, Insects. Male Reproductive System, Nonhuman Mammals. Male Reproductive System, Reptiles. Mammary Gland Development. Mammary Gland, Overview. Marine Invertebrate Larvae. Marine Invertebrates, Modes of Reproduction in Marsupials. Mate Choice, Overview. Mating Behaviors, Mammals. Mating Behaviors, Invertebrates Other Than Insects. Median Eminence. Meiosis. Meiotic Cell Cycle, Oocytes. Menarche. Menopause. Menstrual Cycle. Menstrual Disorders. Menstruation. Metamorphosis, Insects. Microtinae (Voles). Migration, Amphibians. Migration, Birds. Migration, Fish. Migration, Insects. Migration, Reptiles. Milk, Composition and Synthesis. Milk Ejection. Mollusca. Molt and Nuptial Color. Monotremes. Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Myriapoda. Naked Mole-Rats. Nematodes and Related Phyla. Nematomorpha. Nemertea. Nervus Terminalis. Nesting, Birds. Neuroendocrine Systems. Neurohypophysial Hormones. Neuropeptides. Neurosecretion. Neurotransmitters. Nutritional Factors and Reproduction. Nutritional Factors and Lactation. Obstetrical Anesthesia. Olfaction and Reproduction. Onychophora. Oocyte and Embryo Transport. Oocyte Mammalian. Oocyte Maturation and Spawning in Starfish. Oogenesis, in Mammals. Oogenesis, in Nonmammalian Vertebrates. Oostatins, Folliculostatins, and Antigonadotropins, Insects. Opossums. Orchitis. Orgasm. Orthonectida. Osteoporosis. Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cycle, Mammals. Ovarian Cycle, Teleost Fish. Ovarian Cycles and Follicle Development in Birds. Ovarian Function in the Perimenopause. Ovarian Hormones, Overview. Ovarian Innervation. Ovary, Overview. Oviposition in Molluscs. Ovulation. Ovulation and Oviposition, Insects. Oxytocics. Oxytocin. Pampiniform Plexus. Parasites and Reproduction. Parasitoids. Paraspermatozoa. Parental Behavior, Arthropods. Parental Behavior, Birds. Parental Behavior, Mammals. Parthenogenesis and Natural Clones. Parturition, Nonhuman Mammals. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Pelvic Nerve. Pelvimetry. Penis. Pheromones, Fish. Pheromones, Insects. Pheromones, Mammals. Phoronida. Photoperiodism, Vertebrates. Pigeons. Pigs. Pineal Gland, Melatonin Biosynthesis and Secretion. Pineal Gland, Regulatory Function. Pituitary Gland, in Fish. Pituitary Gland, Overview. Placenta and Placental Analogs in Elasmobranchs. Placenta and Placental Analogs in Reptiles and Amphibians. Placenta: Implantation and Development. Placental and Decidual Protein Hormones, Human. Placental Gas Exchange. Placental Lactogens. Placental Nutrient Transport. Placental Steroidogenesis in Primate Pregnancy. Placozoa. Platyhelminthes. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Poecilogony. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Polyspermy. Porifera. Postdate (Postterm) Pregnancy. Postpartum Depression. Prader/Willi Syndrome. Preeclampsia/Eclampsia. Pregnancy in Dogs and Cats. Pregnancy in Farm Animals. Pregnancy in Humans, Overview. Pregnancy, in Other Mammals. Pregnancy, Maintenance of. Pregnancy, Maternal Recognition of. Pregnancy, Metabolic Changes in. Prenatal Genetic Screening. Preterm Labor and Delivery. Priapulida. Primates, Nonhuman. Primordial Germ Cells. VOLUME 4 - Pro-Z: Progesterone Actions on Behavior. Progesterone Actions on Reproductive Tract. Progesterone Effects and Receptors, Subavian Species. Progestins. Prolactin, Overview. Prolactin, Actions of. Prolactin Inhibitory Factors. Prolactin in Nonmammalian Vertebrates. Prolactin Secretion, Regulation of. Prostate Cancer. Prostate Gland. Prostate-Specific Antigen. Protein Hormones of Primate Pregnancy. Protozoa. Pseudocyesis. Pseudopregnancy. Puberty Acceleration. Puberty, in Humans. Puberty, in Nonhuman Primates. Puberty, in Nonprimate Mammals. Puberty, Precocious. Puerperal Infections. Puerperium. Rabbits. Radioimmunoassay. Receptors for Hormones, Overview. Reflex (Induced) Ovulation. Regulation of Sertoli Cells. Relaxin, Mammalian. Relaxin, Nonmammalian. Reproductive Senescence, Human. Reproductive Senescence, Nonhuman Mammals. Reproductive Technologies, Overview. Reproductive Toxicology. Reptilian Reproduction, Overview. Reptilian Reproductive Cycles. Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Rhodnius prolixus. Rhombozoa. Rhythms, Lunar and Tidal. Rodentia. Rotifera. Ruminants. Seals. Seasonal Reproduction, Birds. Seasonal Reproduction, Fish. Seasonal Reproduction, Mammals. Seasonal Reproduction, Marine Invertebrates. Sea Urchins. Semen. Seminal Vesicles. Sertoli Cells, Function. Sertoli Cells, Overview. Sex Chromosomes. Sex Determination, Environmental. Sex Determination, Genetic. Sex Determination, in Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds, Hormonal Regulation. Sex Differentiation, Psychological. Sex Ratios. Sex Skin. Sexual Attractants. Sexual Dysfunction. Sexual Imprinting. Sexually-Transmitted Diseases. Sexual Selection. SHBG (Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin). Sheehan's Syndrome. Sheep and Goats. Sipuncula. Social Insects, Overview. Song in Arthropods. Songbirds and Singing. Spawning, Marine Invertebrates. Sperm Activation, Arthropods. Spermatogenesis, Overview. Spermatogenesis, Disorders of. Spermatogenesis, Hormonal Control of. Spermatogenesis, in Nonmammals. Spermatogenetic Cycle in Fish. Spermatophores in the Arthropods. Spermatozoa. Sperm Capacitation. Spermiogenesis. Sperm Transport. Sperm Transport, Arthropods. SRY Gene. Sterility. Steroid Hormones, Overview. Steroidogenesis, Overview. Steroid Hormone Receptors. Stress and Reproduction. Substance Abuse and Pregnancy. Suckling Behavior. Suprachiasmatic Nucleus. Surfactant. Symbiosis. Tardigrada. Teleosts, Viviparity. Temperature, Effects on Testicular Function. Teratogens. Territorial Behavior, Overview. Testicular Cancer. Testicular Developmental Anomalies. Testis, Overview. Testosterone Biosynthesis. Theca Cells. Theca Cell Tumors. Thyroid Hormones, in Subavian Species. Tocolytic Agents. Transgenic Animals. Trophoblast to Human Placenta. Tsetse Flies. Tubal Surgery. Tumors of the Female Reproductive System. Tunicata (Urochordata). Turner's Syndrome. Twinning. Ullrich Syndrome. Ultradian Hormone Rhythms. Ultrasound. Umbilical Cord. Uterine Anomalies. Uterine Contraction. Uterus, Human. Uterus, Nonhuman. Vagina. Varicocele. Vasectomy. Vitellogenins and Vitellogenesis. Viviparity and Oviparity: Evolution and Reproductive Strategies. Vomeronasal Gland. Whales and Porpoises. Whitten Effect. Wolffian Ducts. Yolk Proteins, Invertebrates. Yolk Sac. Zygotic Genomic Activation Contributors. Glossary of Key Terms. Subject Index.


"...an encyclopedic reference work such as this is needed and welcomed... A wide variety of illustrations including tables, graphs, drawings, and excellent photographs are well utilized in each entry. This encyclopedia provides an attractive, comprehensive review of clinical and basic science involved in reproductive biology. It assembles a vast amount of information into an extremely well researched four-volume set which is unique to the literature." --DOODY'S PUBLISHING REVIEWS
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