Physiology of growth hormone secretion during sleep.

  title={Physiology of growth hormone secretion during sleep.},
  author={Eve Van Cauter and L Plat},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={128 5 Pt 2},
The temporal relation between the first few hours of sleep and the secretion of growth hormone (GH), which is present in normal persons of both sexes from early childhood until late adulthood, is reviewed. In adults the most reproducible pulse of GH secretion occurs shortly after the onset of sleep in association with the first phase of slow-wave sleep (SWS… CONTINUE READING