Comparison of Effects of Long-term Corticotrophin and Corticosteroid Treatment on Responses of Plasma Growth Hormone, ACTH, and Corticosteroid to Hypoglycaemia

Daly, J. R.; Fletcher, M. R.; Glass, D.; Chambers, D. J.; Bitensky, Lucille; Chayen, J.
June 1974
British Medical Journal;6/8/1974, Vol. 2 Issue 5918, p521
Academic Journal
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