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Hormones newly discovered in man, not surprisingly, evoke a flurry of experimental activity and more than a pinch of speculation. When the hormone has so rich an ancestry as prolactin, there is a real danger that the facts—as they apply to human physiology and disease—as may become subservient to fanciful theory. Such is the dominant impression left by these two volumes in which the author reviews previous work on prolactin and speculates on the hormone's role in human disease.
Prolactin: Physiology and Clinical Significance consists of three sections-a review of its physiology up to December 1972, a section on the
Prolactin: Physiology and Clinical Significance.Prolactin 1974.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:748. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-748_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):748.
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