Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 April 1998

1106 Pages | 574 illus., color

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195098617

Bookseller Code (05)


The Pigmentary System

Physiology and Pathophysiology

Edited by James J. Nordlund, Raymond E. Boissy, Vincent J. Hearing, Richard A. King, and Jean-Paul Ortonne

This book is intended as the ultimate reference for practicing physicians who care for patients with the most rare or common disorders of pigmentation, laboratory scientists studying disease in order to help the study of basic processes which affect the pigmentary system, and cosmetic scientists who seek comprehensive information on the pharmacopoeia available for treating pigmentary disorders. The first part of the book brings together the molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, physics, and physiology of the normal melanocyte as known in the 1990s. The second part builds on this theme, presenting a comprehensive discussion of most clinical disorders of pigmentation described to date. Information about pathophysiology, treatment, and other clinical data is included.


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