The endocrinology of the opiates and opioid peptides.

  title={The endocrinology of the opiates and opioid peptides.},
  author={J. Morley},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  volume={30 2},
  • J. Morley
  • Published 1981
  • Medicine
  • Metabolism: clinical and experimental
  • Since the isolation of the enkephalins five yr ago, there has been an explosive increase in knowledge concerning the effects of the opiates and opioid peptides. This review deals with the interactions of opiates with the endocrine system in rat and man. The opioid peptides have been demonstrated to exert a variety of effects on pituitary hormone secretion in rat and man. In the rat, opiates stimulate growth hormone, prolactin and ACTH release and inhibit the release of the glycoprotein hormones… CONTINUE READING
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