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J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1985 Jun;60(6):1265-7.

Plasma GH responses to GHRH and insulin-induced hypoglycemia in man.

Abstract

Changes in plasma GH levels in response to an intravenous bolus injection of 200 micrograms GHRH-44 or 0.1 U/kg body weight regular insulin were examined in normal men who were pre-treated with 200 micrograms GHRH-44 or 0.1 U/kg body weight regular insulin 120 min in advance. The prior bolus injection of GHRH-44 inhibited the plasma GH response to the subsequent administration of GHRH-44 whereas the plasma GH response to the subsequent injection of insulin was not influenced by the prior administration of GHRH-44. The prior administration of insulin attenuated the plasma GH response to the subsequently given GHRH-44. These results suggest that desensitization of GHRH receptors in somatotrophs and/or somatostatin hypersecretion induced by increase in plasma GH levels following the prior GHRH-44 administration may be involved in the mechanism by which the prior GHRH-44 administration or insulin-induced hypoglycemia suppressed plasma GH responses to the following GHRH-44 administration. Sudden suppression of somatostatin secretion, which causes rebound of GH secretion, may occur in insulin-induced hypoglycemia.

PMID:
3923025
DOI:
10.1210/jcem-60-6-1265
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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