THOMAS FINDLEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Diabetes insipidus is the only clinical disorder generally conceded to be of neurohypophyseal origin, but accumulating evidence suggests that the neurohypophysis may have functions now scarcely appreciated. If such functions exist, they appear to be anti-adrenocortical in nature. The experimental data supporting such speculation are meager and largely unconfirmed, but a considerable body of clinical information can be interpreted in a corroborative manner. In view of the current emphasis upon hyperadrenocorticism in its various forms, it would seem important not to overlook the possible existence of antagonistic homeostatic mechanisms. The purpose of this paper is to suggest that we may
FINDLEY T. CLINICAL DISORDERS OF THE NEUROHYPOPHYSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1423–1430. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1423
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1423-1430.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Pituitary Disorders.
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