Neurohypophysial hormone and melatonin secretion over the natural and suppressed menstrual cycle in premenopausal women.

@article{KostoglouAthanassiou1998NeurohypophysialHA,
  title={Neurohypophysial hormone and melatonin secretion over the natural and suppressed menstrual cycle in premenopausal women.},
  author={I Kostoglou-Athanassiou and Panagiotis Athanassiou and David Floyd Treacher and Michael J. Wheeler and Mary L. Forsling},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={209-16}
}
OBJECTIVE Vasopressin, oxytocin and melatonin have been reported to be influenced by ovarian steroids. The neurohypophysial hormones have also been shown to display a diurnal pattern of secretion in men. We therefore studied the diurnal pattern of neurohypophysial hormone and melatonin secretion in premenopausal women and in women on oral contraceptives. DESIGN Healthy normally cycling premenopausal women were studied over 24 hours during the midfollicular and midluteal phases of the… CONTINUE READING