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      Effect of Electroconvulsive Therapy without Anticonvulsive Premedication on Serum Growth Hormone in Man

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          Serum concentrations of human growth hormone (HGH) were measured in psychiatric patients during the first, third and sixth electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) without anticonvulsive premedication. Serum HGH increased 30 min after the application of current and no differences were found between responses to 1st, 3rd or 6th ECT. Maximal increase of serum glucose was seen after the first ECT and gradual decreases after the 3rd and 6th ECT were observed.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1975
          1975
          21 November 2008
          : 6
          : 2
          : 65-70
          Affiliations
          Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, and Regional Mental Hospital, Pezinok
          Article
          178663 Horm Res 1975;6:65–70
          10.1159/000178663
          1183931
          © 1975 S. Karger AG, Basel

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