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Gonadal Dysfunction in Anorexia Nervosa

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  • S. Richardson
  • G. Tolis

Abstract

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a disease of self-imposed starvation which occurs most frequently in adolescent girls. All females with the disease suffer from amenorrhea which may begin prior to, concurrent with, or following the onset of weight loss. The associated endocrine changes in the hypothalamic-pitui-tary-ovarian axis have been studied in detail.

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Anorexia Nervosa Ideal Body Weight Secondary Amenorrhea Anovulatory Cycle Catechol Estrogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Richardson
    • 1
  • G. Tolis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineCanada
  2. 2.Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Victoria HospitalMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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