Inhibitory effect of calcitonin on growth hormone and insulin secretion in man

Luigi Cantalamessa, Anna Catania, Eugenio Reschini, Maddalena Peracchi

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Abstract

The effect of calcitonin administration on basal and arginine-stimulated growth hormone and insulin plasma levels was investigated. The intramuscular injection of synthetic salmon calcitonin (100 U MRC) in five normal subjects produced a significant decrease (p <0.05) in insulin concentration. The same amount of calcitonin given 15 min before an arginine infusion test in seven normal subjects significantly reduced the response of growth hormone (p <0.025) and insulin (p <0.005) to the stimulus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-992
Number of pages6
JournalMetabolism
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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