Hypothalamic-pituitary function assessment in children by a combined stimulation test.

@article{Ning1992HypothalamicpituitaryFA,
  title={Hypothalamic-pituitary function assessment in children by a combined stimulation test.},
  author={Chang-shen Ning and Qing-yan Jiang and Honglan Wei and Shaoping Wang and Mei Ti Wang},
  journal={Journal of Tongji Medical University = Tong ji yi ke da xue xue bao},
  year={1992},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          219-22
        }
}
We utilized a combined stimulation test using insulin, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone and levodopa to assess multiple pituitary hormones including growth hormone, thyrotropin, prolactin and gonadotropins in 32 children of short stature and 18 girls with early appearance of puberty. It was found that this combined stimulation test can assess multiple hormone responses with satisfactory results in a single 90-min test. Compared with any of those laborious classic… CONTINUE READING

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