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Anterior and posterior pituitary hormone release induced in sheep by cholecystokinin.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of physiology
Publication Date
Volume
256
Issue
6 Pt 2
Identifiers
PMID: 2735459
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The effect of an intravenous bolus injection of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK-8; 0.85 micrograms/kg) on the release of cortisol, prolactin, vasopressin, and oxytocin was studied in sheep (n = 10). Concentrations of these hormones were measured in blood samples taken before (-10, 0 min) and after (5, 10, 20 min) administration of a saline vehicle or vehicle + CCK. Following CCK treatment, levels of cortisol were raised after 10 and 20 min, prolactin and vasopressin concentrations were increased after 5 min, and oxytocin secretion was unaffected.

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