[Hypothalamic-adenohypophysial function of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH)-ACTH system in brain death].

To evaluate the hypothalamic-adenohypophysial function of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH)-ACTH system in brain death, basal serum values of ACTH and cortisol was measured, and in addition, insulin-tolerance test (ITT) and CRH stimulation test was performed is 28 brain death cases. Basal levels of ACTH were low-normal, whereas those of cortisol were… CONTINUE READING