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Prescribing for problems within the endocrine system 

Prescribing for problems within the endocrine system
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Prescribing for problems within the endocrine system
Author(s):

Sue Beckwith

and Penny Franklin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199575817.003.0070
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date: 06 July 2020

Introduction 268

The management of diabetes mellitus 269

Type 1 diabetes 270

Treatment of type 1 diabetes 272

Type 2 diabetes 274

Pregnancy and diabetes 276

The thyroid 278

Corticosteroids 280

Sex hormones 282

Other hormonal preparations and their uses 284

The functioning and development of the human body depend on a complex and sequential interaction of chemicals. The three main players which ensure these processes are the immune system, the hormonal system, and the nervous system. In this chapter we concentrate on prescribing for problems within the hormonal or endocrine system....

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