Neuroendocrine Disorders in Children – Chapter 9: The Role of the Hypothalamus in Normal Weight Regulation (ebook)


Chapter 9 – The Role of the Hypothalamus in Normal Weight Regulation

In this chapter, we will review the organisation of the hypothalamus, concentrating on elements of sensory and motivational input, on the foci of integration and on the generators of regulatory output. This will be based necessarily on knowledge gleaned from studying rodent models, but this has often been validated through human genetics and pathophysiology.

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.

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

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