GEORGE F. CAHILL, M.D.; HENRY ARANOW JR., M.D.
Pheochromocytomas are relatively rare tumors of the chromaffin sympathetic nerve tissue, usually producing epinephrine, and/or, norepinephrine and most often seen in the adrenal medulla or in one of the many areas where chromaffin tissue occurs.1, 2 The usual symptoms produced by the tumor are the result of the secretion of an excess of epinephrine or some other allied pressor substance, either intermittently or continuously. The action of epinephrine is hemodynamic and metabolic. The hemodynamic changes have a short latent period, a dependence of the magnitude of response upon the dose, and a rapid return to normal. They are a constriction
CAHILL GF, ARANOW H. PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:389–404. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-3-389
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(3):389-404.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Endocrine Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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