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Effects of Altered Thyroid Function Upon Cortisol Secretion in Man
08 January 2009 (online)
The adrenocortical function was studied in adult patients with hyperthyroidism or with myxoedema. In 19 hyperthyroid women, the Cortisol secretion rate was significantly increased (30.6 ± 7.4 mg/d vs 17.8 ± 4.8 mg/d in normal controls); it was significantly decreased in 14 hypothyroid patients (13.7 ± 5.0 mg/d vs 20.5 ± 5.4 mg/d in matched controls). Changes in urinary excretion of Cortisol metabolites were more pronounced than in Cortisol secretion. Adrenocortical modifications were mostly reversible after recovery.
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