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January 2010
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This revised edition reviews the substantial advances in our understanding of the vital role of growth hormone (GH) in maintaining adult health, and the disorders that result from GH deficiency. The first edition, published in 1996, provided a pioneering overview of the subject, and this new edition provides an even more comprehensive account, fully updated with the latest research, clinical applications, and references. The therapeutic benefits of GH treatment in GH deficiency are thoroughly evaluated, including effects on metabolism, cardiac function, exercise performance, psychosocial aspects, and its role in ageing and gender-specific effects. This compilation by the world's leading experts covers clinical investigation, diagnosis and treatment issues, and encompasses new knowledge of the control and action of GH secretion. The volume is the most authoritative, comprehensive and detailed account available and will be an essential source of reference for all endocrinologists.


‘[They] have assembled an impressive list of contributors, including many experts … This book provides an overview of research on GH replacement therapy in GHDAs.’

Source: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

‘The chapter on clinical uses of growth hormone releasing peptides and analogues in adults is a unique perspective that will play a more prominent role in the third edition of this extremely valuable book.’

Roy E. Weiss Source: Doody’s Health Sciences Book Review Journal

‘A timely, well and clearly written text.’

Zvi Laron Source: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

‘Addressed to adult endocrinologists, it also contains much information of interest to pediatric endocrinologists and anyone who studies growth hormone … A timely, well and clearly written text.’

Source: Journal of Endocrine Genetics

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