Growth hormone and prolactin response to levodopa were evaluated before and after long-term phenytoin treatment in five men with previously untreated partial epilepsy. After phenytoin treatment, growth hormone response to levodopa increased. There was a close relationship between growth hormone response to levodopa and plasma phenytoin concentrations. These findings suggest a phenytoin-induced dopaminergic activity at the hypothalamic-pituitary level in adult males.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health