Immunoreactive corticotrophin reserve in old age in man during and after surgical stress.

Attempts have been made to establish whether the immunoreactive corticotrophin (IR-ACTH) reserve was impaired in old age during surgical stress and whether an exhaustion of the IR-ACTH reserve could be traced postoperatively. Recognition of the degenerative changes of the senescent adenohypophysis has made this investigation essential in an effort to… CONTINUE READING