First Published in 1981, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the relationship between our Intestines and the way in which we absorb Calcium. Carefully compiled with a vast repertoire of notes, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
Table of Contents
PART 1. VITAMIN D METABOLISM. 1. Hepatic Metabolism of Vitamin D. 2. Renal Metabolism of Vitamin D. 3. Vitamin D Transport. 4. Regulation of Renal Vitamin D-Endocrine System. PART 2. CALCIUM ABSORPTION. 5. Calcium Transport. 6. Effects of Age on Calcium Absorption. 7. Adaptation to Reproductive States. 8. Adaptation to Calcium Deprivation. 9. Nutritional Aspects of Calcium Absorption. 10. Endocrine Aspects and Calcium Absorption. 11. Pharmacological Aspects of Calcium Absorption. References. Index.
Dr. Alexander D. Kenny obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, in 1945. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry at the Institutum Divi Thomae, Athenaeum of Ohio, in 1950. After receiving postdoctoral training in endocrinology with Dr. Paul L. Munson at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he has held academic appointments in Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, West Virginia University, University of Missouri (Pharmacology and Biochemistry), and The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In 1976, Dr. Kenny was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Director of the Tarbox Parkinson’s Disease Institute at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. Dr. Kenny has also held appointments in the Medical Unit, University College Hospital in London, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and at the Sidney Farber Cancer Institute in Boston during the 1950s. It was during his association with the late Professor Charles E. Dent, M.D., F.R.S. at University College Hospital in London in 1950-51 that Dr. Kenny first became interested in the endocrine aspects of calcium metabolism.