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Relationship between Cognitive Function, Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Plasma Levels in Aged Subjects
Basal growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) as well as GH responses to GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) were studied in 22 subjects (7 females, 15 males), aged between 65 and 86Expand
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Sex Hormones and Pituitary Function in Male Epileptic Patients with Altered or Normal Sexuality
Summary Male epileptic patients frequently complain of sexual dysfunction, particularly impotence and loss of libido. Epilepsy itself, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and psychosocial factors areExpand
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Sex hormones, gonadotropins and prolactin in male epileptic subjects in remission: role of the epileptic syndrome and of antiepileptic drugs.
Sex steroid peripheral pattern, pulsatile luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion, gonadotropin and prolactin responses to LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) and thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) were studiedExpand
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Melatonin and cortisol circadian secretion during ethanol withdrawal in chronic alcoholics.
Changes in central neurotransmission and in hypothalamo-pituitary function occur in both ethanol (ETOH) intake and withdrawal. Melatonin (MLT) secretion is regulated by the noradrenergic system,Expand
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Urinary Melatonin Excretion Throughout the Ovarian Cycle in Menstrually Related Migraine
Nocturnal urinary melatonin excretion was significantly decreased throughout an ovarian cycle in 12 migraine without aura patients compared to 8 healthy controls. Normal increases in urinaryExpand
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Urine melatonin in alcoholic patients: a marker of alcohol abuse?
Ethanol is known to alter central neurotransmission and endocrine functions. Urine melatonin was studied in 10 male chronic alcoholic patients, before and after two weeks of controlled alcoholExpand
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Circadian secretion of melatonin and thyrotropin in hospitalized aged patients
Alterations in periodical functions are known to occur in aging and may be regarded as markers of the aging process itself. Melatonin and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) circadian periodicitiesExpand
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Effects of pyridostigmine, corticotropin-releasing hormone and growth hormone-releasing hormone on the pituitary-adrenal axis and on growth hormone secretion in dementia.
Alterations of neuroendocrinological indices determined by the impaired regulating effects of cholinergic neurotransmission have been described in primary dementia. In this study we have evaluatedExpand
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Cholinergic modulation of growth hormone-releasing hormone effects on growth hormone secretion in dementia.
An impairment of cholinergic and somatostatinergic neurotransmission have been reported in dementia. Both acetylcholine and somatostatin are involved in the regulation of growth hormone (GH)Expand
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GROWTH HORMONE SECRETION IN PRIMARY DEGENERATIVE DEMENTIA: CORRELATIONS WITH COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
Changes in brain peptides and neurotransmitters are thought to elicit alterations of growth hormone (GH) secretion in dementia. Baseline GH levels and hormone responses to GH‐releasing hormoneExpand
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