Hepatotrophic Factors. Ciba Foundation Symposium 55 (new series). pages. Elsevier/Excerpta Medica/North-Holland, Amsterdam, Oxford, and New York 1978. Price, not given.

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Abstract

Symposium on factors in portal venous blood thought to stimulate growth of liver tissue. Discussions of insulin, glucagon, and epidermal growth factor and the role of the amount of hepatic blood flow. Final section deals with clinical conditions such as fulminant hepatic failure, glycogen storage disease, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes mellitus. Of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and pediatricians.

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