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General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners Part 6: The endocrine system

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark Greenwood, Dr John Meechan


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The endocrine system consists of glands that produce hormones that may exert their effects at distant sites. Widespread problems may result when there is derangement of the system. Disorders may have a bearing on the management of a dental patient either in terms of the treatment itself or the provision of a specific method of anaesthesia.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Greenwood M, Meechan JG

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2003

Volume: 195

Issue: 3

Pages: 129-133

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4810395

PubMed id: 12907974