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A comparison of the insulin tolerance/glucagon test with the short ACTH stimulation test in the assessment of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in the early post-operative period after hypophysectomy.

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OBJECTIVE: The insulin tolerance test (ITT) is the established reference test for assessing the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Various authorities, however, have suggested that the 250 microgram short ACTH stimulation test may be used to assess the HPA axis in place of the ITT in suspected hypopituitarism, although a number of other studies have suggested that the test may be unreliable in this setting. In this study, the ITT (or glucagon test) has been compared with the 250 microg...

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Mukherjee, JJ More by this author
de Castro, JJ More by this author
Kaltsas, G More by this author
Grossman, AB More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
47
Issue:
1
Pages:
51-60
Publication date:
1997-07-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:9671664e-5020-48ea-b0bb-d9d94c0d9e0f
Source identifiers:
138135
Local pid:
pubs:138135

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