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[Secretion of growth hormone in hyperthyroidism].

Authors
  • Hervás, F
  • Morreale de Escobar, G
  • Escobar Del Rey, F
  • Pozuelo, V
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista ibérica de endocrinología
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1976
Volume
23
Issue
134
Pages
147–155
Identifiers
PMID: 935730
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors studied growth hormone (GH) secretion in a group of adult controls and another group of hyperthyroid patients after stimulation with intravenous insulin-induced (0,1 IU/kg) hypoglycemia, aiming to clear out the problem of discrepancies in literature concerning GH secretion in hyperthyroidism. They concluded that in this syndrome, GH levels are significantly higher than those of controls. The GH releasing response is normal, though it could be expected to be decreased due to decreased pituitary GH contents as a result of permanent somatotrophic cell stimulation.

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