Handbook of Endocrine Investigations in Children

Handbook of Endocrine Investigations in Children

1st Edition - March 27, 1986

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  • Author: I. A. Hughes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183527

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Handbook of Endocrine Investigations in Children serves as a guide to general pediatricians in the investigation of childhood disorders. This book discusses the widespread availability of commercially prepared growth hormone by recombinant DNA technology. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the general principles of endocrine testing in children. This text then explores the anterior pituitary gland, which secretes several hormones, including growth hormones, thyroid stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, prolactin, luteinizing hormone, and follicle-stimulating hormone. Other chapters consider the thyroid function, which is divided into thyroid profile and definitive tests. This book discusses as well the investigations required to determine the causes of hypo-or hypercalcemia associated with either parathyroid disease or disordered vitamin D metabolism. The final chapter deals with the potential application of the methods of molecular biology to the study of endocrine diseases in children. This book is a valuable resource for general pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, and endocrinologists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to Revised Reprint

    List of Abbreviations


    Chapter 1 General Principles of Endocrine Tests

    Chapter 2 The Pituitary

    Chapter 3 The Thyroid

    Chapter 4 Calcium, Parathyroid, Vitamin D

    Chapter 5 The Adrenal Gland

    Chapter 6 The Gonads

    Chapter 7 The Endocrine Pancreas

    Chapter 8 The Molecular Biology of Endocrine Disease

    Appendix Normal Values


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  • No. of pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: March 27, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183527

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I. A. Hughes

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