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Understanding the complex regulatory functions performed by hormones during fetal and postnatal differentiation, growth, and development requires knowledge from a variety of disciplines including endocrinology, genetics, and developmental biology. For persons with limited prior exposure to the subject matter, Dr. Villee has drawn upon training and experience in these disciplines to provide an introduction to the field.
After the opening 4 chapters on the fetus, the text is organized in relation to the newborn (4 chapters), the childhood (3 chapters), the adolescent (2 chapters) and the adult (1 chapter) periods. Both normal and pathophysiologic function of the endocrine glands are
Human Endocrinology. A Developmental Approach.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:296. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-296_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):296.
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