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Ghrelin: update on a novel hormonal system.

Abstract:
Ghrelin is a peptide hormone secreted into the circulation from the stomach but also synthesised in a number of tissues, suggesting both endocrine and paracrine effects. These include: stimulation of GH, prolactin and ACTH secretion; an increase in appetite; a diabetogenic effect on carbohydrate metabolism; positive inotropic effects on heart; vasodilatation; and effects on cell proliferation. The possibility of chronic manipulation of the ghrelin system on body weight, growth and appetite remains an exciting new field of exploration.
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10.1530/eje.0.151s067
Journal:
European journal of endocrinology / European Federation of Endocrine Societies More from this journal
Volume:
151 Suppl 1
Issue:
Suppl_1
Pages:
S67-S70
Publication date:
2004-08-01
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EISSN:
1479-683X
ISSN:
0804-4643
Language:
English
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138175
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2012-12-19

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