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1. Testes: Androgenic tissue: Structure and chemistry; Transport, metabolism and mechanism of action. 2. Ovaries: Ovarian hormones: Steroid biochemistry and biosynthesis; Transport, metabolism and mechanism of action. 3. Endocrinology of Pregnancy: Hormones in conception and implantation; Hormonal actions and adaptation in pregnancy and parturition. 4. Endocirnology of Lactation: Hormones in lactation. 5. Endocrinology of Heart, Kidney, Immune system: Growth and pineal gland. PRACTICALS 1. Demonstration of endocrine glands and associated structures in dissections, transparencies, computer projections etc; 2. Histological and ultra structure features of endocrine glands. 3. Experiments to demonstrate physiological roles of hormones of different endocrine glands. 4. Experiments to demonstrate regulation of hormones releases. 5. Experiments to demonstrate functional diversity of hormones in different vertebrates. 6. Experiments on endocrine mechanism in vertebrates. BOOKS RECOMMENDED 1. Basic and clinical endocrinology, Greenspan, F.S. and Strewler, G.J., 2002. 5th Edition. Prentice Hall International Inc., London. 2. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology.Wilson, J.D., Foster, D.W., Kronenberg,H.M. and Larsen, P.R., 1998. 9thEdition. W.D. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. 3. Endocrinology.DeGroot, L.J., Jameson, J.L. et al., 2001. Vol.I, II, III, 4th ed. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia. 4. Textbook of Endocrine Physiology.Giffin, J.E. and Ojeda, S.R., 2000. 4th Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 5. Basic Endocrinology: An interactive approach. Neal, J.M., 2000. Blackwell Science Inc., London. 6. Guyton and HallText book of Medical Physiology, John, E. Hall. 2011. 13th edition, Elsevier, 1600 John F Kennedy Blvb, St 1800, Philadelphia, PA, 19103-2899.

Course Learning Outcomes

The students are able to learn a. General concepts and principles of chemical coordination. b. The details of the endocrine mechanisms in relation to various functions such as reproduction and lactation. c. Recent trends of endocrinology in relation to diversified function. d. Comparative studies of endocrine mechanisms in various invertebrates and vertebrates.

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Book Title : Basic and clinical endocrinology
Author : Greenspan, F.S. and Strewler, G.J.,
Edition : 5th
Publisher : Prentice Hall International Inc., London

Title : Hormonal Regulation of Spermatogenesis
Type : Other

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