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Can you explain metanephrines?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: BP related hormones

Metanephrines are hormone compounds related to the presence of an endocrine tumor called a pheochromacytoma.
These tumors cause hypertension, the metanephrines are elevated in the blood and urine and mark the presence of the tumor. This test should lead to further localization of the tumor and possible removal.

In brief: BP related hormones

Metanephrines are hormone compounds related to the presence of an endocrine tumor called a pheochromacytoma.
These tumors cause hypertension, the metanephrines are elevated in the blood and urine and mark the presence of the tumor. This test should lead to further localization of the tumor and possible removal.
Dr. James Cain
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