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The files below constitute the core notes for roughly
half of the endocrine section of the Medical Physiology course taught at
UC Irvine. Dr. Brandt lectured on these subjects for several years.
Some of the information in these files is slightly out-of-date (the
files have not been updated since May of 1999), but the files should be
otherwise useful. Errors of fact or interpretation should be reported to Dr. Brandt.
Chapter 5 and 6 contain information of direct relevance
to the Chem 330 course; the remaining chapters are posted for those
interested in the information.
The information presented in each document here is
copyright (c) (1992-1999).
Chapter 1 (Introduction
to Steroid Hormones)
Chapter 2 (Steroid
Biosynthesis and Regulation of Cortisol Production)
Chapter 3 Physiology
of Adrenal Steroids
(Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla)
Chapter 5 (Glucose
Chapter 6 (Starvation
and Diabetes Mellitus)
Chapter 7 (Thyroid
Chapter 8 (Calcium
Chapter 9 (Vitamin D