Mechanism of adrenal insufficiency following trauma and severe hemorrhage: role of hepatic 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Although adrenal insufficiency may not occur with moderate hypotension, it does occur with severe hemorrhage. Since hepatocellular function is depressed following severe hemorrhage, it remains unknown whether the liver plays any role in regulating adrenal function after trauma and hemorrhagic shock. HYPOTHESIS Hepatic 11beta-hydroxysteroid… (More)

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