Evaluation of clinical disturbances of the hypothalamus

  • G. M. Besser


Endocrine disturbances of hypothalamic function may affect those peptide hormones normally associated with either the anterior or posterior lobes of the pituitary gland. Alternatively such diseases may occur as a result of primary pituitary pathology (figure 7.1). The clinical management involves initial confirmation of the pituitary secretory disorder and then if possible the differentiation of the site of the lesion either at the hypothalamic or the pituitary level.


Diabetes Insipidus Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin Thyrotrophin Release Hormone Urine Osmolality Growth Hormone Release 
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© B. Cox, I. D. Morris and A. H. Weston 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Besser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Endocrinology, University of LondonSt. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK

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