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Endocrinology

  • I. R. Hart
  • R. W. Newton

Part of the The New Medicine book series (NEME, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. I. R. Hart, R. W. Newton
    Pages 1-63
  3. I. R. Hart, R. W. Newton
    Pages 65-75
  4. I. R. Hart, R. W. Newton
    Pages 109-188
  5. I. R. Hart, R. W. Newton
    Pages 189-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-263

About this book

Introduction

Table 19. Local structural effects of endocrine diseases Endocrine symptoms and signs are rarely specific. This fact renders the art of recognizing an endocrine Structure affected Feature disorder in a patient more often one of suspecting rather than 'diagnosing' it. Unlike most other body Hypothalamus Headaches Pituitary Headaches, visual defect 'systems' the very nature of the endocrine system Thyroid Pressure symptoms, dysphagia, ensures that the effects of disordered function in a goitre gland affect the body as a whole and cause diffuse Gonads Testicular lumps, ovarian masses symptoms and signs. Most patients with a cardiac problem present with one or more specific symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations and oedema. The problem then becomes one of resolving whether a cardiac problem exists or not and, if so, what is the nature of the disease process. HISTORY Similarly, most patients with a gastro-enterological and neurological problem will present with a specific Present history symptom - diarrhoea, or tremor - which will direct attention to that organ system.

Keywords

X-ray diseases endocrinology management treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • I. R. Hart
    • 1
  • R. W. Newton
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Metabolism and EndocrinologyOttawa Civic HospitalOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Wards 1 and 2Ninewells Hospital and Medical SchoolDundeeScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-9298-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85200-401-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9298-2
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