Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children – Chapter 6: The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis (ebook)


Chapter 6 – The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis: Anatomy and Physiology

Thyroid hormones act as key homeostatic regulators in all tissues and exert their effects during fetal development and postnatal growth and in adulthood. It is, therefore, critical to maintain circulating thyroid hormone concentrations within the physiological reference range and this is achieved by the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis.

About the book

Impairments in the interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system can lead to a number of disorders in children.  These include type 1 diabetes, growth disorders, adrenal thyroid and pituitary problems, Addison’s disease and Cushing syndrome, among others.

Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children provides a comprehensive examination of paediatric and adolescent disorders focusing on the basic science and its clinical relevance. Complex issues are discussed in an easy-to-follow manner and the latest developments in the area are reviewed.

Readership: paediatric endocrinologists, paediatric and adult neurologists and trainee paediatricians.

Read the full book review by Ieuan Hughes published in DMCN.