Evaluation of anterior pituitary function in hypertensive patients following inhibition of angiotensin II generation

S. Magna, P. Dessy-Fulgheri, A. Masala, P. Madeddu, P. P. Rovasio, N. Glorioso, A. Rappelli

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-615
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume12
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

  • ACTH
  • angiotensin II
  • Anterior pituitary
  • Captopril
  • Cortisol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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