Endocrinology & metabolism

Edited by Drew Provan

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199233717
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598823 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Endocrinology & metabolism

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Guiding principles of endocrine investigation - Hypothalamus/pituitary function - Acromegaly (growth hormone excess) - Polydipsia & polyuria: diabetes insipidus - Hyponatraemia (including syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone) - Obesity/hypercortisolism - Endocrine hypertension - Hypokalaemia - Hyperkalaemia - Adrenal failure - Amenorrhoea - Infertility - Hirsutism/virilization (raised testosterone) - Galactorrhoea (hyperprolactinaemia) - Impotence/loss of libido/male hypogonadism - Gynaecomastia - Delayed puberty - Short stature - Precocious puberty - Thyroid function testing: general - Hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis) - Hypothyroidism - Hypercalcaemia - Hypocalcaemia/osteomalacia - Diabetes mellitus - Which type of diabetes is it? - Monitoring diabetic control - Laboratory assessment of glycaemic control - Diabetic emergencies: diabetic keto-acidosis, hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome, & lactic acidosis - Investigation of hyperlipidaemia - Test protocols - Combined anterior pituitary function testing - Water deprivation test - Diagnostic trial of desamino D-arginyl vasopressin - Low dose dexamethasone suppression test - High dose dexamethasone suppression test - Short Synacthen® test - Long (depot) ACTH test

Chapter.  21727 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Science

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