Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


From Physiology to Clinical Medicine

Edited by Sergej Ostojic

Center for Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Serbia

Steroids - From Physiology to Clinical Medicine covers contemporary basic science on steroids research, along with steroids practical application in clinical medicine. We start by describing physiological and pathophysiological roles of steroids, with reference to production and action of gonadal steroids, role of steroid sulfonation, sex specific and steroids-dependent mechanism of hippocampal function, and the hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases for the modulation of tissue glucocorticoid availability. We then covered different aspects of steroids application in clinical environment, such as endocrine function after ovarian transplantation, diagnostic significance of salivary assessment of androgens, drawbacks of steroids use in sport, analysis of serum steroid hormone profiles in patients with adrenocortical tumors, and correlation between salivary and serum cortisol responses after alcohol intake. In response to the need to address novel and valuable information on steroids science and medicine, we sincerely hope that this book will enable readers to comprehend this fast-growing and exciting scientific discipline.

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SteroidsFrom Physiology to Clinical MedicineEdited by Sergej Ostojic

Published: November 21st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/46119

ISBN: 978-953-51-0857-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7045-7

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

19161 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

39 Dimensions Citations


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1. Gonadal Sex Steroids: Production, Action and Interactions in Mammals

By Zulma Tatiana Ruiz-Cortés


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2. The Biological Roles of Steroid Sulfonation

By Paul Anthony Dawson


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3. Hippocampal Function and Gonadal Steroids

By Dai Mitsushima


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4. 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases in the Regulation of Tissue Glucocorticoid Availability

By Cidália Pereira, Rosário Monteiro, Miguel Constância and Maria João Martins


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5. Sex Steroid Production from Cryopreserved and Reimplanted Ovarian Tissue

By Sanghoon Lee and Seung-Yup Ku


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6. Female Salivary Testosterone: Measurement, Challenges and Applications

By E.A.S. Al-Dujaili and M.A. Sharp


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7. Limits of Anabolic Steroids Application in Sport and Exercise

By Marko D. Stojanovic and Sergej M. Ostojic


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8. Steroidogenic Enzyme 17,20-Lyase Activity in Cortisolsecreting and Non-Functioning Adrenocortical Adenomas

By Hajime Ueshiba


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9. Salivary or Serum Cortisol: Possible Implications for Alcohol Research

By Anna Kokavec


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