0
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found

      Effects of Pirenzepine, Bromocriptine and Their Association on Basal and GHRH- and TRH-Induced GH Secretion in Acromegaly

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          In order to ascertain if pirenzepine (Pz), an antimuscarinic drug, could inhibit GH secretion in acromegaly, 8 patients were submitted to 3 successive treatment courses of 9 days each: Pz, bromocriptine (BRC) and Pz plus BRC. No change in basal levels of GH after Pz administration was seen, but its reduction (p < 0.05) by BRC was observed. Pz plus BRC did not improve this response. None of these drugs abolished the paradoxical GH response to TRH. In 7 normal controls, Pz suppressed the GH responsiveness to GHRH (p < 0.001), but not in acromegalic patients. BRC, instead, blunted this response. In conclusion, cholinergic control of GH secretion is altered in acromegaly. Pz, either when administered alone or associated with BRC, is not useful for the treatment of this disease.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1991
          1991
          02 December 2008
          : 36
          : 1-2
          : 47-51
          Affiliations
          Section of Neuroendocrinology, Department of Endocrinology, Hospital C. Durand, Buenos Aires, Argentina
          Article
          182106 Horm Res 1991;36:47–51
          10.1159/000182106
          1814801
          © 1991 S. Karger AG, Basel

          Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

          Page count
          Pages: 5
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Comments

          Comment on this article