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Previous studies on the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist on prolactin (PRL) secretion from normal and tumorous pituitary cells have not been conclusive as to the mechanism of action of these agonists. In this study the short-term administration of a LHRH agonist did not affect circulating PRL levels, but depleted the PRL content of(More)
The effects of somatostatin (SS-14 and/or SS-28) and of the three octapeptide SS-analogs that are available for clinical use (octreotide, BIM-23014 and RC-160) on hormone release by primary cultures of 15 clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFA), 7 prolactinomas, and 2 insulinomas were investigated. In the pituitary adenoma cultures, a comparison(More)
Chronic administration of corticosteroids results in a suppression of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis. The time course of the recovery of the HPA axis depends on the dose and duration of corticosteroid administration. We investigated the recovery of the HPA axis after 14 days of prednisolone administration to rats at a dose of 2.0(More)
Cyproheptadine and its metabolite desmethylcyproheptadine were shown to suppress directly the release of adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and beta-lipotrophin/beta-endorphin activity from the neurointermediate lobe of the pituitary gland incubated in vitro. Neither compound affected the release of ACTH from the anterior pituitary gland. Serotonin stimulated the(More)
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