Afferent input from rat slow skeletal muscle inhibits bioassayable growth hormone release.


The release of a bioassayable form of growth hormone (BGH), distinct from growth hormone as measured by immunoassay (IGH), from the rat pituitary into the blood is differentially regulated by afferent input from fast and slow skeletal muscles. Specifically, activation of low-threshold fast muscle afferents for 15 min increased plasma BGH by 217 and 295% and… (More)


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