A Guide to the Practice of Paediatric Endocrinology

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 22, 1993 - Medical - 181 pages
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A Guide to the Practice of Paediatric Endocrinology concisely catalogs and analyzes the hormonal problems of children and offers practical guidance for their diagnosis and treatment. The author examines each of the endocrine glands and covers such topics as sexual development, growth, weight, puberty, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, salt and water balance, calcium balance, glucose homeostasis, and neoplasia. He then suggests practical procedures for managing ailments in each of these areas, including tests, imaging, and drug treatment, with specific information on normal values for the tests and guides to drug dosages. The volume is illustrated throughout with photographs and clear, informative charts. For all pediatricians and endocrinologists, this book will be a vital resource on hormonal disorders in children.
 

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Contents

1 Intersex
1
2 Growth
18
3 Puberty
55
4 The thyroid gland
83
5 The adrenal gland
97
6 Salt and water balance
119
7 Calcium balance
128
8 Glucose homeostasis
136
9 The endocrine consequences of neoplasia
151
10 Practical matters
158
SI Conversion table
173
Bibliography
174
Index
175
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