Growth hormone after oral glucose overload: revision of reference values in normal subjects.

@article{Rosario2008GrowthHA,
  title={Growth hormone after oral glucose overload: revision of reference values in normal subjects.},
  author={Pedro Weslley Rosario and Mariana Silva Furtado},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={1139-44}
}
The evaluation of growth hormone (GH) secretion continues to be important in acromegaly and the nadir GH (n-GH) level in the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is the gold standard for the demonstration of secretory autonomy of this hormone. n-GH levels < 1 microg/L are defined as normal suppression but, using current assays, n-GH < 1 microg/L is detected in patients with untreated acromegaly and this value seems to be much lower in normal subjects. The objective of the present study was to… CONTINUE READING
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