ENDOCRINOLOGY

Normal Growth and Growth Disorders

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NORMAL GROWTH Print Section Listen Growth is a dynamic process influenced by many intrinsic and extrinsic factors that interplay to determine not only ultimate attained height but also the tempo…

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Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism

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PHYSIOLOGY Print Section Listen Introduction The last two decades have seen great progress in our knowledge of the genetic and biochemical control of mineral metabolism. Moreover, our understanding of vitamin…

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Adrenal Disorders

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OVERVIEW Print Section Listen Disorders of adrenal function occur at all ages and may be an isolated problem or one of multiple organs involved in certain syndromes. Principles that are…

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Puberty

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GENERAL INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS Print Section Listen Puberty is the transitional process leading to reproductive maturity. Proper diagnosis and management of pubertal disorders requires understanding of (1) basic endocrinology of the…

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Diabetes Mellitus

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Part A. Introduction to Diabetes Print Section Listen David W. Cooke, Dana Dabelea, Elizabeth Fudge, Georgeanna J. Klingensmith, Leslie Plotnick, Janet H. Silverstein, R. Paul Wadwa, William E. Winter The…

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Thyroid

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Thyroid hormone is a potent regulator of metabolic rate and is essential to the function of most organ systems. In addition, the maintenance of normal thyroid…

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Disorders of Sex Development

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DEFINITIONS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY Print Section Listen The nomenclature, Disorders of Sex Development (DSDs), replaces the term “intersex,”1,2 to encompass various congenital conditions in which there is inconsistency between chromosomal, gonadal,…

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Hypoglycemia

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen The transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life requires prompt adaptations to maintain glucose homeostasis. Increased rates of glucose utilization in infants and children compared to adults…

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