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Standards vary from laboratory to laboratory and there is overlap between figures for normals and hypothyroid patients. —Treatment is with /-thyroxine —dose range from 0*1 to 0*4 mg. per day. Dried thyroid preparations are unreliable. Dosage should be pressed to limit of tolerance in infantile and juvenile hypothyroidism. On the other hand, treatment should be conservative in older patients with myxoedema -—the condition of the heart renders them liable to sudden death from acute cardiac failure; it is wise to start with 0-025 mg.

8. , high-potency parentrovite, pair of ampoules daily for 3 days. 9. —40-120 mg. per day or PROPANOLOL 30-80 mg. s. may be useful for symptomatic control. Prognosis serious. CONGENITAL THYROTOXICOSIS Rare condition. —Caused by transplacental passage of LATS from mother. Condition therefore self-limiting to 6 weeks, provided infant can be tided over until such time as the transmitted antibody has disappeared. —Restlessness, proptosis, goitre, high fever, tachycardia and tachypnoea, diarrhoea, hepatomegaly, and splenomegaly.

They have an indirect anti-insulin effect because of the promotion of glucose formation. 2. — a. They increase the reabsorption of sodium from the renal tubules and at the same time promote the secretion of potassium into the urine. b. They alter the distribution of these ions across cell membranes throughout the body. c. In excess they cause a rise in blood-pressure. 3. — a. They cause masculinization of the larynx and phallus. 6. They promote protein anabolism. c. They are responsible for the distribution of body and facial hair.

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