Evaluation of the hypothalamic hypophyseal adrenal axis in patients receiving long-term hemodialysis.

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Several alterations are present in the hypothalamic hypophyseal regulation of many hormones in patients with chronic renal failure. Evaluation of the hypothalamic hypophyseal adrenal axis in these groups of patients demonstrated normal levels of plasma cortisol. Dexamethasone suppression is abnormal after administration of 1 mg of oral dexamethasone, but… (More)

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