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Neuroendocrine responses to intravenous L-tryptophan in obsessive compulsive disorder.

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We studied the neuroendocrine responses produced by intravenous L-tryptophan (TRP) in 16 untreated patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and 16 matched healthy controls. The increase in plasma growth hormone seen following TRP was significantly greater in the OCD patients, while TRP-induced prolactin release did not differ from controls. Taken in conjunction with findings from other neuroendocrine studies the data suggest that some aspects of 5-HT1A neurotransmission may be increa...

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Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Pages:
97-104
Publication date:
1994-10-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:56ef756c-ddee-4637-bc6a-dffb70bb5f08
Source identifiers:
185997
Local pid:
pubs:185997

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