J. MICHAEL McMILLIN

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Thyroid hormones are essential for normal behavioral, intellectual, and neurological development. Congenital hypothyroidism, if not treated, can result in irreversible mental retardation, whereas thyroid diseases with more moderate impairment of thyroid function, such as resistance to thyroid hormone, cause less severe intellectual and behavioral(More)
Thirty-one blood samples were obtained from wild male black bears at different times of the calendar year. The samples were assayed for serum testosterone and the results were correlated with testicular size, time of year and nutritional status. A significant annual testosterone rhythm was found with high values during March through mid-July (mean 153 ng(More)
In nine patients who had undergone trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy, prolactin dynamics were studied with intravenous thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH). Residual prolactin secretory reserve was demonstrated in seven. Five patients were TRH tested both before and after trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy. Hypophysectomy did not alter base line prolactin(More)
We studied the effects of estramustine phosphate on pituitary, gonadal, and adrenal function in the green monkey. A 2-week course of estramustine phosphate (75 mg per day) reversibly suppressed the luteinizing hormone and testosterone response to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone but did not affect pituitary-adrenal function assessed by the(More)
We describe a large, three generation kindred in which 16 individuals were affected with alopecia, hyposmia or anosmia, conductive deafness associated with protruding ears, microtia, and/or atresia of the external auditory canal, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism due to LH/FSH deficiency, and a greater than normal tendency to dental caries. Variable(More)
The term postpartum psychosis refers to a group of severe and heterogeneous disorders with psychotic symptoms that occur most frequently in the context of a mood disorder during the postpartum period. We report a case of 'postpartum psychosis' possibly associated with postpartum thyroiditis in a 29 year-old woman. The appearance of psychotic symptoms was(More)
Deer exhibit a number of adaptive annual changes in common with hibernators. Each winter deer have a period of voluntary hypophagia and losses of body weight. This is accompanied by a shift to fat metabolism and increased recycling of urea nitrogen to maintain positive nitrogen balance. Deer also show alterations in activity patterns and decreased metabolic(More)