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There is increasing evidence that the pineal gland has a role in the control of neoplastic processes. Kerenyi found hyperplasia of the pineal gland in patients with widely disseminated malignant melanoma. Feuer and Kerenyi reported significantly higher serum melatonin levels with malignant melanoma. Beral et al. found 2.1 times increased risks of melanoma… (More)
A connection between pineal function and several psychiatric diseases has been shown recently. The diurnal and seasonal rhythmicity of melatonin production is associated with affective disorders and several types of endogenous depression. The cortisolmelatonin ratio was significantly higher in depressed individuals than in healthy controls. Alterations in… (More)
At present, cancer is responsible for almost half of all deaths among women 45-64 years of age, and about 30% of all deaths among men in the same age group (1). This high rate represents a marked increase from the end of the last century (2), and it probably has a multifactorial etiology. Air pollution, smoking, diet, alcohol, occupational exposures and… (More)
Electron microscopy of an amphophil pituitary adenoma surgically removed from a 51-year-old woman who had Nelson's syndrome revealed that the tumor was composed of melanocorticotroph cells. This finding is consistent with the view that in the human pituitary gland one single cell type produces both adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and… (More)
Two cases of disulfiram-induced hepatitis are presented. Both cases had prompt recurrence of abnormal liver function tests after rechallenge with small doses of the drug. All cases of disulfiram-induced hepatotoxicity reported in the English literature are reviewed.