Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical function in chronic alcoholism.

  title={Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical function in chronic alcoholism.},
  author={Hans K Hasselbalch and Johan Selmer and Leif Sestoft and Henrik Kehlet},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={16 1},
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) function was assessed during normal daily work and family life in fifteen male brewery workers with a daily alcohol intake of 100 g or more for at least 10 years. Free urinary cortisol was determined during three baseline days and for 3 days during administration of dexamethasone 0.5 mg 6-hourly. All subjects had… CONTINUE READING