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Endocrine organs

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson and David Meredith

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199588442
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729881 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199588442.003.0009

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Endocrine organs

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Overview General principles - Major roles and characteristics - - Major systems The pituitary gland - Pituitary adenomas - The thyroid - Thyroid dysfunction - The adrenal gland - Cushing's syndrome - Hyperaldosteronism - The endocrine pancreas - Diabetes mellitus - Gastrointestinal hormones - Hormones influencing calcium, phosphate, and bone - Other sites of hormone production - - Stress The stress response - The acute alarm reaction - The resistance response - -

Chapter.  7839 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Preclinical Medicine ; Anatomy

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