Neuroendocrine regulation of growth hormone secretion.

  title={Neuroendocrine regulation of growth hormone secretion.},
  author={M O Thorner and Mark L. Hartman and Mary Lee Vance and Suzan S Pezzoli and Elizabeth J. Ampleford},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  volume={19 3},
Growth hormone (GH) secretion is controlled by many factors, including stage of development, age, gonadal steroids, body composition, nutritional state, time of day and whether the subject is asleep or awake. Understanding regulation of GH secretion is important since this hormone regulates not only growth, but also the partitioning of nutrients and body composition. There is increasing evidence that there is a basic ultradian rhythm of GH secretion. The NSF Center studies will be facilitated… CONTINUE READING
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