Pyridostigmine, an Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor, Stimulates Growth Hormone Release, but has no Effect on Basal Thyrotrophin or Adrenocorticotrophin Levels, or the Thyrotrophin Response to Thyrotrophin-Releasing Hormone.
Abstract Pyridostigmine, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, stimulates growth hormone (GH) release and is thought to act by inhibiting hypothalamic somatostatin release. There are few data concerning the effect of pyridostigmine on other pituitary hormones apart from GH. We have studied the effect of pyridostigmine on basal GH, thyrotrophin (TSH), prolactin, adrenocorticotrophin and cortisol release, and thyrotrophin-releasing hormone (TRH)-stimulated TSH and prolactin release, in two studies...Expand abstract
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