Effect of substance P on basal and thyrotropin-releasing hormone-stimulated thyrotropin release in humans.

To test the possible effects of intravenous administration of substance P (SP) on basal and thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)-stimulated thyrotropin (TSH) release, SP was infused alone (0.5 or 1.5 pmol/kg-1/min-1 for 60 minutes) or after TRH (20 or 400 micrograms in an intravenous bolus) in 21 normal male subjects (aged 26 to 36 years) and in 18 normal… (More)