Involvement of nitric oxide in the regulation of growth hormone secretion in dogs.

Nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive gas that has been suggested to function as a neurotransmitter in the neuroendocrine system. In this work, we have evaluated the role of NO pathways in growth hormone (GH) secretion by assessing the effect of L-arginine infusion, a precursor of NO formation, and L-NAME, a nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor. The… CONTINUE READING