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Paraplegia. 1991 Feb;29(2):120-4.

Release of vasopressin, cortisol and beta-endorphin in tetraplegic subjects in response to head-up tilt.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uludag University Medical Faculty, Bursa, Turkey.

Abstract

Plasma levels of beta-endorphin, vasopressin and cortisol during head-up tilt were measured in tetraplegic patients and in normal healthy subjects. In tetraplegic patients rapid tilt from the horizontal to 30 degrees or 60 degrees head-up induced orthostatic hypotension and increased plasma levels of cortisol, beta-endorphin and vasopressin. In control subjects head-up tilt failed to alter plasma levels of these hormones. These data show that the head-up position in tetraplegics causes various endocrine reactions.

PMID:
2023776
DOI:
10.1038/sc.1991.16
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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