The Authors investigated anterior pituitary function in hypertensive patients in basal conditions and following a 15-day course of treatment with Captopril, a drug which blocks the generation of Angiotensin II (Angio II). No differences were observed for any of the pituitary hormones except ACTH, whose response to hypoglycemia was significantly blunted by the pharmacological treatment. A possible role of Angio. II in modulating some aspects of pituitary function is proposed.
- angiotensin II
- Anterior pituitary
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism