Hypothalamic derangement in traumatized patients: growth hormone (GH) and prolactin response to thyrotrophin-releasing hormone and GH-releasing hormone.

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OBJECTIVE To study the impact of severe head injury on both basal pituitary hormone secretion and the response to exogenous synthetic hypothalamic releasing factors (TRH and GHRH) in order to evaluate sequential changes in the central control of hypophyseal secretion in the days following head injury. DESIGN Prospective clinical study PATIENTS 21… (More)

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