General Introduction, Chemical Nature of Hormones, Common Characteristics. Mode of action of hormones, Hormones receptors. Chemistry. Biosynthesis, Metabolism and biological functions of pituitary, Adernal, Thyroid, parathyroid, pancreatic and gonadal hormones.
Hormones of GIT, Renal and Pienal glands.
Blood and Other Body Fluids.
General composition of blood. Function of blood. Blood plasma, Plasma proteins; composition and functions, Composition, development and functions of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, Hemoglobin; chemistry, properties, synthesis, functions and derivatives, Degradation of haemoglobin, respiration and gas transport. Blood Coagulation and clotting of blood. Blood pressure. Blood groups Composition of Urine, Extracellular Fluids Like: cerebrospinal fluid,
lymph, Sweat, Tears, Synovial and interstitial fluid.
The course has two parts in the endocrinology part students will learn different hormones of human system while in the second part different blood and body fluids compositions their biochemical tests and deficiency disorders taught.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students will learn the different hormones their chemistry and mechanism of action, deficiency symptoms and treatment of different disorders due to hormones. Students will be able to understand different blood and body fluids compositions their biochemical tests and deficiency disorders.
Lect 1: Introduction to endocrinology
Lect 2: The endocrine system
Lect 3: Mechanism of action of Hormones:
Lect 4:G protein linked receptors
lect 5: second messenger system
lect 6: cAMP signaling pathway
Book Title : Text Book of Medical Physiology
Author : Guyton, C and Hall J. C
Edition : 6th
Publisher : Wiley- Liss, New York .
Book Title : Biochemistry
Author : Voet, D. and Voit J. G
Edition : 3rd edition
Publisher : Narosha Publishing House.