Assessment of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction: comparison of ACTH stimulation, insulin-hypoglycemia and metyrapone.

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The response to ACTH stimulation, insulin-hypoglycemia and metyrapone in patients with suspected HPA axis dysfunction due to corticosteroid therapy (Group I, n = 10), or pituitary surgery (Group II, n = 7) and in a control population (Group III, n = 8) was studied. Group I patients had been maintained on a stable low dose of prednisone 5.0-7.5 mg/day for 1… (More)

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@article{Hartzband1988AssessmentOH, title={Assessment of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction: comparison of ACTH stimulation, insulin-hypoglycemia and metyrapone.}, author={Pamela I Hartzband and Andre J Van Herle and L G Sorger and Daron Cope}, journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation}, year={1988}, volume={11 11}, pages={769-76} }