Responsiveness of the hypophyseal-adrenocortical axis to corticotropin-releasing factor in pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease.

Abstract

Corticotropin-releasing factor [(CRF) 200 micrograms] was administered iv to five patients with classical pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease and to five normal subjects. In both groups no changes were observed in the plasma concentrations of hGH, PRL, TSH, LH, or FSH. In the normal subjects plasma ACTH levels rose from 41 +/- 9 (SEM) pg/ml to 87 +/- 28… (More)

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