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Anatomy of the Endocrine System (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Marianne Rieser, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc.

Coauthor(s): Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Arkansas and Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCE:

Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

Previous contributing editors: Arthur B Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS, Affiliate Research Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, School of Computational Sciences; Principal, C/A Informatics, LLC; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; George T Griffing, MD, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis University.


Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2011

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