Endocrine Disruptors, Brain and Behavior

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Edited by Heather B. Patisaul and Scott H. Belcher

Published by Oxford

About the Book

This Endocrine Disruptors, Brain and Behavior is edited by Heather B. Patisaul and Scott H. Belcher. This First Edition textbook focuses on if and how these chemicals, known as endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), affect the development and function of the brain and might be contributing to neural disorders rapidly rising in prevalence.


– The book provides an overall synthesis of the EDC field, including its historical roots, major hypotheses, key findings, and research gaps.
– The authors explain why even the concept of endocrine disruption is controversial in some circles, how differing definitions of endocrine disruption and what constitutes an “adverse” outcome on the brain shape public policy, and where the current capacity by different stakeholders (industry, academia, regulatory agencies) to evaluate chemicals for safety in a regulatory context begins and ends.
– The book concludes with suggestions for future research needs and a summary of emerging technology which might prove capable of more effectively evaluating existing and emerging chemicals for endocrine disrupting properties.
– It provides the context for interdisciplinary and innovative input from a broad spectrum of fields, including those well-schooled in neuroscience, evolutionary biology, brain, behavior, sex differences, and neuroendocrinology.

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

The Chemical Landscape
Defining Endocrine Disruption
Landmark EDCs of the Past and Present
The Neuroendocrine System and General Mechanisms of Endocrine Disruption
Receptor and Enzyme Mechanisms as Targets for Endocrine Disruptors
Endocrine Disruptors and Neurobehavioral Disorders
Risk Assessment and Chemical Regulatory Policy in the US and Abroad
The Path Forward

For Whom is this Book For

This Endocrine Disruptors, Brain and Behavior is perfect for Neurologists, Endocrinologists, Residents and Practicing Physicians. It is the must have reference for practitioners and residents! It acts as Reference Material for those MBBS students who are pursuing their Post-Graduation in Endocrinology and Neurology. It includes topics pretty useful for Other Health Care Professionals including Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and Professors.


Format of the eBook: PDF      Size: 3.6 MB


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