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      Dopamine Receptor Blockade Induced by Metoclopramide and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Secretion in Man

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          20 mg metoclopramide, intramuscularly administered to 10 healthy males and 10 healthy females, induced a significant increase in serum thyroid-stimulating hormone values in female subjects only. This finding suggests that dopamine does not play a major role in the regulation of thyroid-stimulating hormone secretion and that estrogens can act in the modulation of dopamine effects at the hypothalamic and/or pituitary level.

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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
          1981
          1981
          25 November 2008
          : 14
          : 4
          : 201-208
          Affiliations
          Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Italy
          Article
          179389 Horm Res 1981;14:201–208
          10.1159/000179389
          7308978
          © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel

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