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Laboratory Investigation of Endocrine Disorders

Book • Second Edition1983

Authors:

Michael R. Wills and Bill Havard

Laboratory Investigation of Endocrine Disorders

Book • Second Edition1983

 

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    1 - Thyroid disorders

    Pages 1-14

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    2 - Hypothalamic–anterior pituitary disorders

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    3 - Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenocortical axis

    Pages 29-43

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    4 - Hypothalamic–posterior pituitary disorders

    Pages 44-51

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    5 - Adrenal cortical disorders

    Pages 52-60

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    6 - Disorders of the adrenal medulla

    Pages 61-64

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    7 - Ovarian disorders

    Pages 65-79

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    8 - Testicular disorders

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    9 - Disorders of calcium homeostasis

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Laboratory Investigation of Endocrine Disorders, Second Edition serves as a basic guide to the available endocrine laboratory tests. This book discusses the developments in the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of endocrine disorders. Organized into 9 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the control of thyroid hormone secretion. This text then explains the role of hypothalamus in the control of the activities of the functionally distinct anterior and posterior lobes of the pituitary gland. Other chapters consider the disorders of calcium homeostasis and their investigation with specific reference to hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia. This book discusses as well the adrenal cortical function. The final chapter deals with the normal steady-state regulation of calcium, which includes diet, physiological mechanisms, and hormones. This book is a valuable resource for laboratory-based scientists, both the medical and the non-medical. Senior clinical students and medical practitioners will also find this book useful.

Laboratory Investigation of Endocrine Disorders, Second Edition serves as a basic guide to the available endocrine laboratory tests. This book discusses the developments in the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of endocrine disorders. Organized into 9 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the control of thyroid hormone secretion. This text then explains the role of hypothalamus in the control of the activities of the functionally distinct anterior and posterior lobes of the pituitary gland. Other chapters consider the disorders of calcium homeostasis and their investigation with specific reference to hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia. This book discusses as well the adrenal cortical function. The final chapter deals with the normal steady-state regulation of calcium, which includes diet, physiological mechanisms, and hormones. This book is a valuable resource for laboratory-based scientists, both the medical and the non-medical. Senior clinical students and medical practitioners will also find this book useful.

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ISBN

978-0-407-00276-0

Language

English

Published

1983

Copyright

Copyright © 1983 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Butterworth-Heinemann

Authors

Michael R. Wills

Director of Clinical Laboratories, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Formerly Professor and Director of the Metabolic Unit, Royal Free Hospital, London

Bill Havard

Physician in Charge of the Endocrine Unit, Royal Free Hospital, London