The effect of glucocorticoid administration on human pituitary secretion of thyrotropin and prolactin.

@article{Re1976TheEO,
  title={The effect of glucocorticoid administration on human pituitary secretion of thyrotropin and prolactin.},
  author={Richard Noel Re and Ione A. Kourides and Eli Chester Ridgway and Bruce D. Weintraub and Farahe Maloof},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1976},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          338-46
        }
}
In order to determine the mechanism by which glucocorticosteroids decrease the serum concentration of thyrotropin (TSH), we studied eight normal subjects before and after they received 16 mg of dexamethasone daily for 2 1/2 days. Serum levels of TSH and prolactin (PRL) were measured in the basal state and in response to the intravenous administration of 200 mug thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH); T4, free T4 (fT4), T3, and free T3 (fT3) were measured before TRH injection. Metabolic clearance… CONTINUE READING
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