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The pituitary and hypopituitarism

Gary Butler and Jeremy Kirk

in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232222
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726194 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199232222.003.0024

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

The pituitary and hypopituitarism

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