Sequential use of insulin and levodopa to provoke pituitary secretion of growth hormone.

More than one method of stimulating human growth hormone (hGH) release is necessary to adequately evaluate the secretory capacity of pituitary somatotropes. In this study, sequential insulin-induced hypoglycemia (ITT) and oral administration of levodopa were used to study hGH release in 30 short normal children and adolescents and in five children with… (More)