ELMER L. SEVRINGHAUS, F.A.C.P.
Disturbances in menstrual rhythm or in fertility are far more frequently due to hypofunction than to an increased rate of ovarian hormone production. Regularly recurring cycles of increasing and decreasing intensity of secretion are characteristic of the hormones of the ovary. In this cyclic character of its hormone production the ovary is unique among the glands, unless it be the anterior pituitary in its gonadotropic secretion. The adjustment of the ovarian cycle is influenced by so many and diverse factors that disturbances in its rhythm are not surprising. Such impinging factors include the activity of other organs, nutrient and endocrine
SEVRINGHAUS EL. THE CHOICE OF OVARIAN OR PITUITARY THERAPY FOR MENSTRUAL DISTURBANCES1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:629–635. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-4-629
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(4):629-635.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Pituitary Disorders.
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