Perspectives in Endocrine Toxicity of Heavy Metals—A Review

@article{Rana2014PerspectivesIE,
  title={Perspectives in Endocrine Toxicity of Heavy Metals—A Review},
  author={Suresh Vir Singh Rana},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={160},
  pages={1-14}
}
  • S. Rana
  • Published 6 June 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Biological Trace Element Research
An attempt has been made to review the endocrine/hormonal implications of a few environmentally significant metals, viz, lead, mercury, cadmium, copper, arsenic and nickel, in man and animals. Special emphasis has been given to the adrenals, thyroid, testis, ovary and pancreas. Toxic metals can cause structural and functional changes in the adrenal glands. Their effects on steroidogenesis have been reviewed. It has been reported that thyroid hormone kinetics are affected by a number of metallic… 
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