407 Oral Clonidine as a Test for Growth Hormone Release in Short Stature (ss) and Tourette's Syndrome (ts)

@article{Gertner1981407OC,
  title={407 Oral Clonidine as a Test for Growth Hormone Release in Short Stature (ss) and Tourette's Syndrome (ts)},
  author={Joseph Gertner and Tom Lowe and Myron Genel and Graham Young and Delphine Cohen},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1981},
  volume={15},
  pages={508-508}
}
The administration of C, an α2 adrenergic agonist, induces GH secretion, sedation and hypotension. To test the hypothesis that these effects are independent of one another, we measured GH responses to oral C (4 μg/kg) in 14 SS patients whose post-exercise GH was <7 ng/ml and in 5 TS patients. Plasma C levels, blood pressure and degree of sedation were… CONTINUE READING