Chronic alcoholic men after ethanol withdrawal and abstinent men were given a TRH test and an insulin-induced hypoglycemia test to evaluate TSH, prolactin and GH responses. The alcoholics had significantly blunted responses of TSH to TRH and of GH to insulin-induced hypoglycemia. Basal levels of the all hormones and stimulated PRL levels were similar in the two groups. The authors results suggest abnormalities in the cerebral monoaminergic system in alcoholics even when free of the pharmacological effects of ethanol.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
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