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The field of endocrinology is growing exponentially in several directions, including improved understanding of the mechanisms of hormone action at the molecular level, elucidation of complex interactions between various endocrine axes in the regulation of biologic events in health and disease, and major refinements in many practical aspects of diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases. Because of the diversity of the progress being made and the need for sophisticated technical knowledge to understand each discipline within the endocrine arena, communication between the basic and clinical endocrinologist has become increasingly difficult. This difficulty is unfortunate because many recent basic observations may
Endocrinology. Ann Intern Med. ;110:675–676. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-8-675_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(8):675-676.
Endocrine and Metabolism.
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