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Responses of prolactin and growth hormone to L-tryptophan infusion: effects in normal subjects and schizophrenic patients receiving neuroleptics.

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Intravenous infusion of L-tryptophan (LTP) in 18 normal subjects produced a significant increase in plasma prolactin (PRL), growth hormone (GH), and self-ratings of drowsiness. There was no correlation between the PRL and GH responses, or between the hormonal responses and drowsiness. Saline infusion did not result in endocrine or psychological changes. The effect of LTP on both PRL and GH was dose-related in that LTP 7.5 g produced greater endocrine responses than 5.0 g. It was not significa...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/bf00431703
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Journal:
Psychopharmacology More from this journal
Volume:
86
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
164-169
Publication date:
1985-01-01
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EISSN:
1432-2072
ISSN:
0033-3158
Language:
English
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pubs:185942
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uuid:aa832727-0cd6-48d3-845e-fda92b0ae5c5
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pubs:185942
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185942
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2012-12-19

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