Editors: Javier Del Pino, Maria Jesus Diaz, Maria Teresa Frejo

Thyroid Toxicity

eBook: US $99 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $168
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $396
ISBN: 978-1-68108-222-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-221-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810822191160101

Introduction

Thyroid hormones are involved in numerous physiological processes as regulators of metabolism, bone remodeling, cardiac function and mental status. Moreover, thyroid hormones are of special importance in fetal development, more particularly, in the development of the brain. Thus, maintenance of normal thyroid functioning is essential for psychological, biochemical, immunological, endocrinal and physiological well being of the body as well as normal growth and development. Understanding how the thyroid gland is affected by adverse factors can help clinicians to handle emergency situations or apply preventive care measures to patients. Thyroid Toxicity is a comprehensive monograph on thyroid toxicology. It gathers all information about the toxic effects of different kinds of factors (hormonal, radiation and chemical) that affect the thyroid system. The ebook gives a brief introduction to the thyroid system and answers several important questions about the topic such as the biochemical mechanisms through which various compounds (for example, pesticides, food additives, etc.) induce toxicity on the thyroid gland, how endocrine disruption alters the physiology of the human body and brain as well as how radiation harms the thyroid gland. Thyroid Toxicity is the definitive reference for any medical officer, endocrinologist, or toxicologist seeking knowledge on thyroid gland toxicology.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Javier Del Pino


Maria Jesus Diaz


Maria Teresa Frejo




Contributor(s):
Alberto Cique Moya
Enviromental Health and NBQ Service
Instituto de Medicina Preventiva de la Defensa
Ministerio de Defensa
Madrid
Spain


Carmen Freire
National School of Public Health
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
/
University of Granada
Granada
Spain
/
Biomedical Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP)
Spain


Giuseppe Barbesino
Thyroid Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School. Harvard University
Boston, MA
USA


Immacolata Cristina Nettore
Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy


Javier Del Pino
Toxicology and Pharmacology Department
Veterinary School, Complutense University of Madrid
Spain


Jimena Garcia Lobo
Pharmacology Department
Health Sciences School, Alfonso X University
Madrid
Spain


Margarita Lobo Alonso
Toxicology and Pharmacology Department
Veterinary School, Complutense University of Madrid
Spain


Maria Jesus Diaz Plaza
Toxicology and Pharmacology Department
Veterinary School, Complutense University of Madrid
Spain


Maria Jose Anadon Baselga
Toxicology and Pharmacology Department
Veterinary School, Complutense University of Madrid
Spain


Maria Teresa Frejo Moya
Toxicology and Pharmacology Department
Veterinary School, Complutense University of Madrid
Spain


Marjorie Safran
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
University of Massachusetts Health Center
Worcester, MA
USA


Miguel Andres Capo Marti
Toxicology and Pharmacology Department
Veterinary School, Complutense University of Madrid
Spain


Paolo Emidio Macchia
Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy


Paula Moyano Cires
Toxicology and Pharmacology Department
Veterinary School, Complutense University of Madrid
Spain


Virginia A. LiVolsi
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
USA


Zubair W. Baloch
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
USA




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