PARTICULAR ASPECTS OF THE ADRENAL CORTEX FUNCTION IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS AND IN ASSOCIATED TB/DIABETES
FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD
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The correlation between modification of the adrenal cortex secretions and resistance to tuberculosis is examined. It is suggested that the tubercular infection causes a basic change in the functional attitude of the adrenals, and that this change affects not only the total quantity of steroid hormones secreted, but also the quantitative balance among the various steroid fractions. Through the study of the quantitative relationships among the various steroids, the real functional purpose of the adrenal cortex and the significance of its variations in the presence of tuberculosis, was determined.
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