Hormones and Aging

  • Nicola Fabris
Part of the Comprehensive Immunology book series (COMIMUN, volume 1)


A number of investigations, reviewed in other chapters of this book, have documented the decline in immune function that occurs with advancing age.


Growth Hormone Hormonal Balance Dwarf Mouse Lymphoid System Thymic Hormone 
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  1. 1.Experimental Gerontology CenterINRCAAnconaItaly

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