Changes During Ageing in Immunology, Proteins, Enzymes and Hormones

  • H. M. Hodkinson

Abstract

There is a large and growing body of information on changes in reference ranges with age. Individual laboratory analytes may show large or small changes though many show no changes at all. This paper will review some of the age changes affecting immunological tests, plasma proteins, serum enzymes and circulating levels of hormones and will address the possible mechanisms underlying these changes.

Keywords

Albumin Osteoporosis Testosterone Polypeptide Gall 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Hodkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geriatric MedicineUniversity College and Middlesex Medical SchoolLondonEngland

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