Dopaminergic stimulation and inhibition of growth hormone secretion in normal man: studies of the pharmacologic specificity.


We have previously reported that dopamine (DA) stimulates basal GH secretion, but blunts the response to hypoglycemia. Because the pharmacological specificity of these dual actions has never been determined, a four-part study was undertaken. Before the administration of regular insulin (0.1 U/kg), male subjects received saline, DA or the DA agonist… (More)