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Cortisol is directly given to the patient - it is then called Hydrocortisone. I don't know why this is done but probably to avoid confusion because both names are too similar. The difference between both forms is one hydrogen atom at the C11 position of the molecule in Cortisol (or Hydrocortison) (image from here): Otherwise is Cortisol (or ...


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There are two pieces to this question: a) How does bone resorption (movement of Ca/Phos out of bone into the blood) result in net improvement in bone structure? Bones are constantly remodeling, primarily in response to mechanical stressors. Although you clearly already realize this, I will make it explicit: osteoblasts are the cells that create new bone; ...


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Simply put, no there is no treatment other than: watchful waiting hormonal treatment surgery A word of caution: undescended testes are subject to a much greater risk of testicular cancer if testes are undescended beyond 5 years of age (in humans). That is why the discovery of undescended testes in an adult will sometimes make orchidectomy advisable. ...



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