In seven normal subjects the repeated oral administration of metergoline, a specific antiserotonin agent, has enhanced HGH response to arginine infusion. Following placebo administration, arginine induced HGH release was slightly but not significantly reduced; similarly, in eight metergoline treated subjects, HGH response to oral L Dopa was slightly but not significantly reduced. HGH response to i.v. L Dopa was not modified by the drug. These results suggest that serotonin controls HGH response only in response to arginine, not to L Dopa.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Hormone and Metabolic Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1976|
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