The Resource Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything, Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything, Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

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Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything
Title
Aroused
Title remainder
the history of hormones and how they control just about everything
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Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH
Title variation
History of hormones and how they control just about everything
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Language
eng
Summary
"Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenth-century brains to a twenty-first-century hormone clinic in Los Angeles. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Epstein exposes the humanity at the heart of hormone science with her rich cast of characters, including a 1920s doctor promoting vasectomies as a way to boost libido, a female medical student who discovered a pregnancy hormone in the 1940s, and a mother who collected pituitaries, a brain gland, from cadavers as a source of growth hormone to treat her son. Along the way, Epstein explores the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology. A fascinating look at the history and science of some of medicine's most important discoveries, Aroused reveals the shocking history of hormones through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began."--Dust jacket flaps
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Epstein, Randi Hutter
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612.4/05
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP571
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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WK 11.1
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  • Hormones
  • Endocrinology
  • Socioendocrinology
  • Hormones
  • Hormones
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Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything, Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The fat bride -- Hormones...as we may call them -- Pickled brains -- Killer hormones -- The virile vasectomy -- Soul mates in sex hormones -- Making gender -- Growing up -- Measuring the immeasurable -- Growing pains -- Hotheads : the mysteries of menopause -- Testosterone endopreneurs -- Oxytocin : that lovin' feeling -- Transitioning -- Insatiable : the hypothalamus and obesity
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780393239607
Lccn
2017061090
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustratons
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005113168
  • 850588
  • (OCoLC)on1005113168
  • 850588
Label
Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything, Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fat bride -- Hormones...as we may call them -- Pickled brains -- Killer hormones -- The virile vasectomy -- Soul mates in sex hormones -- Making gender -- Growing up -- Measuring the immeasurable -- Growing pains -- Hotheads : the mysteries of menopause -- Testosterone endopreneurs -- Oxytocin : that lovin' feeling -- Transitioning -- Insatiable : the hypothalamus and obesity
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780393239607
Lccn
2017061090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustratons
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005113168
  • 850588
  • (OCoLC)on1005113168
  • 850588

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