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This volume contains detailed discussions of several of the most recent advances in the study of endocrine physiology by the persons largely responsible for these advances. For example, the present status of the question of assay for antidiuretic hormone in the blood is discussed by Dr. H. Heller, who has been a prime mover in this field of investigation for many years. Thyroid hormones in the blood are discussed by Dr. R. Pitt-Rivers, and corticotropin in the blood, by Dr. G. Sayers. Other topics covered are the blood levels of thyrotropic hormone, insulin, steroid hormones, aldosterone, and catechol hormones in various experimental conditions. An interesting discussion is also presented of the metabolism and placental transmission of hydrocortisone (Cortisol) during pregnancy near term.
The volume represents an accumulation of many of the most important recent advances in the field of endocrine physiology. It will be invaluable to those whose research is
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