The influence of Na pentobarbital anesthesia on the activity of specific and nonspecific cholinesterase was studied in the synaptosomal fraction of Mongolian gerbils' brains. These studies have shown that this barbiturate inhibits the specific activity of acetylcholinesterase only.
The acute administration of glucocorticoids is a new stimulus of growth hormone (GH) secretion in man. In order to ascertain its point of action, and also the suitability of this new test as a diagnostic tool in GH pathological states, 33 subjects were studied. Eight of them were normal controls, and 25 were patients with tumors affecting the… (More)