A. M. Lawrence, M.D.; Ira D. Goldfine, M.D.
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Comparatively little is known of anterior pituitary function in active and inactive acromegaly. Since 1964, 28 acromegalic patients, 15 active and 13 inactive, have been admitted to the University of Chicago Clinical Research Center, Chicago, Ill., where pituitary function has been evaluated by recognized procedures including protein-bound iodine, T3 resin uptake, pre- and post-thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) thyroidal iodine uptake, basal metabolic rate, 24-hr urinary bioassayable gonadotrophins, vaginal smear estrogenic index, semen analysis and semen fructose, 24-hr urinary basal and postmetapyrone 17-ketosteroids and 17-hydroxycorticosteroids, diurnal and post-pyrogen stimulated plasma corticoids, radioassayed serum growth hormone, serum testosterone, serum thyrotrophin and oral glucose,
Lawrence AM, Goldfine ID. Anterior Pituitary Function in Acromegaly.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:789. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-789_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):789.
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