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Hexarelin as a test of pituitary reserve in patients with pituitary disease.

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BACKGROUND: The insulin tolerance test (ITT) is the reference standard for the diagnosis of cortisol and growth hormone (GH) deficiency, but problems have occurred in small children in inexperienced hands and it is contraindicated in patients with cardiac disease and epilepsy. Hexarelin is a growth hormone-releasing peptide with GH-, ACTH/cortisol- and prolactin-releasing effects which involve both hypothalamic and direct pituitary mechanisms. We therefore investigated whether it could be use...

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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology More from this journal
Volume:
51
Issue:
3
Pages:
369-375
Publication date:
1999-09-01
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
Language:
English
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138291
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2012-12-19

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