A man presenting with limb weakness and electrolyte imbalance
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    Sympathetic effects via renin release
    • Steve Jordan Kane, Junior House Surgeon and Lecturer in Pharmacology, Balliol College, Oxford
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      • Todd Hall

    Dear Sir,

    This case is extremely useful as an illustration of the varying presentations of phaeochromocytomas. The inclusion of the CT and the details of the differential effects given depending upon the catecholamine released were helpful.

    I might venture a further, perhaps more important, mediator of the dramatic drop in K+ noted in this patient and other phaeos. There are a large number of beta ad...

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