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Growth hormone releasing hormone in the assessment and long-term treatment of growth hormone deficiency.

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The secretion of hGH after the administration of the analogue of growth hormone releasing hormone, GHRH (1-29)NH2, to 8 normal adults and 41 short children has been studied. The children were classified on the basis of their hGH response to insulin-induced hypoglycaemia; 28 had severe hGH deficiency (peak serum hGH less than 7 mIU/litre) and 13 had simple short stature (peak serum hGH greater than 15 mIU/litre). The hGH response to GHRH was similar in normal adults and short stature children,...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
Preece, MA More by this author
Savage, MO More by this author
Besser, GM More by this author
Journal:
Acta paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement
Volume:
331
Pages:
42-47
Publication date:
1987
ISSN:
0300-8843
URN:
uuid:44d0d82a-7a3c-41f4-9d92-1c27a156509d
Source identifiers:
138594
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pubs:138594

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