The effects of oral clonidine on the growth hormone level in acromegalic patients

L. Gaspar, T. Janáky, Zs Valkusz, F. László

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Abstract

The effects of the noradrenergic agent clonidine on GH secretion of the adenohypophysis were studied in 10 healthy volunteers and 11 acromegalic patients. Orally administered clonidine led to a considerable serum human growth hormone (GH) level increase in the healthy individuals. In the acromegalic patients the clonidine resulted in a slight, but not significant GH increase. These results support the findings that the mechanism of noradrenergic regulation of serum GH secretion is impaired in acromegaly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Clonidine
Growth Hormone
Anterior Pituitary Gland
Acromegaly
Human Growth Hormone
Serum
Healthy Volunteers

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The effects of oral clonidine on the growth hormone level in acromegalic patients. / Gaspar, L.; Janáky, T.; Valkusz, Zs; László, F.

In: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1984, p. 327-329.

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