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Hormone Assays in Endocrine System

  • Robert N. Alsever

Abstract

A quarter of a century ago, the hormonal milieu surrounding our body systems was relatively simple and based on intuition and some selected bioassayable end points. With the development of improved radioimmunoassay (RIA) techniques, our knowledge and understanding of the endocrine system have mushroomed at an exponential rate, making it nearly impossible for physicians to keep pace with it. This chapter emphasizes hormonal assays and discusses their meaning as they might relate to gynecologic endocrinology.

Keywords

Growth Hormone Luteinizing Hormone Thyroid Stimulate Hormone Luteinizing Hormone Release Hormone Adrenal Adenoma 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert N. Alsever
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of EndocrinologySouthern Colorado ClinicPuebloUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenverUSA

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