Effect of withdrawal of somatostatin plus growth hormone (GH)-releasing hormone as a stimulus of GH secretion in Cushing's syndrome.
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Dec 01, 2002
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.
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