Women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea but not other forms of anovulation display amplified cortisol concentrations.

@article{Berga1997WomenWF,
  title={Women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea but not other forms of anovulation display amplified cortisol concentrations.},
  author={Sarah L. Berga and Terri L Daniels and Donna E. Giles},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={1024-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that increased cortisol secretion is specific to women with decreased GnRH drive and not found in eumenorrheic women or those with other causes of anovulation. DESIGN Cortisol concentrations in blood were determined at 30-minute intervals for 24 hours in three well-characterized groups: women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, those with other causes of anovulation, and eumenorrheic women. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENT(S) Women aged 20… CONTINUE READING