Pyridostigmine partially reverses dexamethasone-induced inhibition of the growth hormone response to growth hormone-releasing hormone.
The GH response to insulin-induced hypoglycaemia and growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) has been shown to be impaired in subjects with Cushing's syndrome and in healthy volunteers given oral glucocorticoids. Pyridostigmine is an anticholinesterase that stimulates GH secretion, probably by inhibition of hypothalamic somatostatin secretion. This work was designed to study the site of action of glucocorticoids in inhibiting the secretion of GH. Eight healthy male volunteers were studied on ...Expand abstract
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