Автор: Luck, M.
Hormones play a central role in how the body works. Many people are aware of their existence but few appreciate the nature of the endocrine system and what it does.
In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Luck explains what hormones are, what they do, where they come from, and how they work. He highlights the involvement of the endocrine system in a range of functions, from the regulation of water and salt to the control of reproduction, growth, and appetite. He reviews the evolution of hormones and concludes by exploring the ethical and moral issues surrounding research methods and hormone misuse.