Coronary heart disease is the single most common cause of death in the UK. Much of the ensuing morbidity and premature morbidity is preventable and the Government is addressing this with the National Service Framework (NSF) initiative. This is a practical text that can be used by an individual practice team or by a group of practices working together. It gives examples of personal development plans and a practice learning plan showing how the information can be applied by a GP health professional or practice team. Topics such as heart failure smoking cessation and primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease are included as well as appendices providing NSF standards and goals Read codes and further useful information. It is relevant for all members of the primary healthcare team and also for public health physicians nurses and clinical governance leads responsible for implementing the NSF for coronary heart disease in their local area.

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

Endocrine systems overview

chapter 3|8 pages

Summary of basic cellular mechanisms

chapter 4|7 pages

Control of endocrine hormone release

chapter 5|6 pages

Growth hormone and growth factors

chapter 7|7 pages


chapter 9|7 pages


chapter 10|7 pages

Female sex organs and the menstrual cycle

chapter 11|8 pages

Female sex hormones and their receptors

chapter 13|11 pages


chapter 16|6 pages

Male reproductive endocrinology

chapter 17|8 pages

Oxytocin and vasopressin

chapter 18|7 pages

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system

chapter 19|11 pages

The adrenal gland I: introduction

chapter 21|8 pages


chapter 22|4 pages


chapter 23|11 pages

The thyroid gland

chapter 24|5 pages

Endocrine hypertension

chapter 25|6 pages

Appetite regulation and obesity

chapter 27|4 pages


chapter 29|5 pages

Osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone

chapter 30|3 pages

Multiple endocrine neoplasia

chapter |35 pages

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