This study has demonstrated a significantly blunted peak GH response to somatostatin infusion withdrawal plus GHRH in Cushing's syndrome patients. In this theoretical situation of decreased somatostatinergic tone there is persistence of GH hyposecretion in Cushing's syndrome, suggesting the existence of a pituitary defect responsible for the decreased GH secretion in Cushing's syndrome.
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This record was last updated on 07/03/2016 and may not reflect the most current and accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.
The corresponding record at NLM can be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12460324