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In functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, failure of ovulation probably results from deficient hypothalamic secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). We treated 14 infertile women in whom this condition was resistant to clomiphene with pulses of 5 to 15 micrograms of GnRH administered subcutaneously by portable pumps at 90-minute intervals in 36(More)
One hundred healthy, non-depressed volunteers were given a standard dexamethasone suppression test (DST) to determine the appropriate criterion values of plasma cortisol to define suppression or nonsuppression. By radioimmunoassay (RIA) of cortisol, the criterion value for 5% nonsuppression was plasma cortisol greater than 187 nmol/l, and for suppression(More)
The glycemic and hormonal responses to protein, fat and carbohydrate alone and together were studied in normal, noninsulin-dependent (NIDD) and insulin-dependent (IDD) diabetic subjects. Fat and protein markedly reduced the glycemic response to oral carbohydrate in nondiabetics. In NIDD, the presence of protein and fat had no significant effect on the(More)
Labeled methyltrienelone was used to determine androgen receptor (AR) levels in cultured pubic skin fibroblasts in 40 infertile men with primary seminiferous tubule disorders and 18 normal men. LH pulse patterns and mean serum LH levels were also determined by blood sampling at 10-min intervals for 6 h. The infertile men and the normal men had similar mean(More)
Little is known about how physiological concentrations of glucocorticoid relate to cardiac metabolism in vivo. Healthy conscious dogs with catheters implanted for blood sampling and glucose infusion were studied. The range of blood glucose values produced by glucose infusion was 3700 to 74,400 mumol/liter. Arterial glucose concentration (Ca) was not(More)
Resting cortisol and corticosterone levels in immobilized mature rusa stags (Cervus rusa timorensis) and the influence of synthetic ACTH on the cortisol/corticosterone ratio (F/B ratio) were investigated. The basal concentration of cortisol was found to be 14.07 nmol/l (SD = 9.3, N = 15) and corticosterone was 3.79 nmol/l (SD = 2.3, N = 15). The(More)
The effect of ACTH administration on plasma cortisol concentrations in purebred and crossbred pigs was investigated. Pigs were given either 25 IU of ACTH or physiologic saline solution IM. Blood samples were collected immediately before and 1 hour after ACTH or saline solution administration. Administration of ACTH resulted in a significant (P less than(More)
Physical properties of food may account for differences in glycemic and other metabolic responses to food with similar amounts of carbohydrate, fat and protein. Blending of cooked beans made no difference to plasma glucose, insulin, or GIP (gastric inhibitory polypeptide) responses in nondiabetics, NIDD (noninsulin-dependent diabetics), and IDD(More)
To increase the sample-handling capacity for an induction of ovulation programme, direct urinary radioimmunoassays (RIA) for three steroid glucuronides, pregnanediol-3-glucuronide (Pd-3-G), oestrone-3-glucuronide (E1-3-G), and oestriol-16 alpha-glucuronide (E3-16-G), were established. Results obtained for urinary Pd-3-G measured by direct RIA show an(More)