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In previous studies we observed modifications of cyclic adenosine monophosphate and adenylate cyclase activity in human endometrium during the menstrual cycle. In the present study our intension was to verify whether these modifications occur in isolated intact platelets. The results demonstrate that in nine normal women platelet cyclic adenosine(More)
Previous studies comparing urea kinetic model (UKM) and direct dialysate quantification technique (DDQ) found statistically different results as far as the urea distribution volume (V) and protein catabolic rate (PCR) are concerned. In these studies, however, the true values for both the dialyser urea clearance (K) and urea concentration (C) were not used.(More)
Thyroid hormones and the thyroxine-binding globulin are increased during hormonal treatment with oral contraceptives without changes in the thyroidal economy. Now we report that even reverse triiodothyronine, the main peripheral catabolite of thyroxine, is significantly increased during therapy with oral contraceptives.
As a model to investigate the pathogenesis of postmenopausal osteoporosis and the involvement of calcitonin in the bone alterations, we chose surgical menopause, studying the influence of castration on blood calcitonin. After surgery, the hormone and calcemia were raised significantly over preoperative values in castrated women, but not so in a control(More)
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