[Plasma assay of somatocrinin during growth hormone stimulation tests. Results in pediatrics].

Abstract

Somatocrinin (GHRH) levels were measured by RIA in the plasma of 41 children with constitutionally short stature. Basal plasma GHRH level was 51 +/- 10 pg/ml. L-Dopa induced a two fold increase in circulating GHRH levels 30 to 45 minutes before the elevation of GH. A positive correlation (p less than 0.005) was found between the peak of GH and GHRH levels… (More)

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