PMID: 41703Apr 1, 1979

Gonadotropin secretion following pernasal stimulation with synthetic gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and a highly effective GnRH-analog in healthy men and prepubertal boys

Endokrinologie
J HappJ Beyer

Abstract

Potent long acting analogs of GnRH are of great interest especially in view of pernasal (p.n.) treatmen of hypogonadism of hypothalamic origin and of cryptorchidism. To find the necessary p.n. dosage of such a substance, serum LH and FSH were measured in 6 normal adult human males after p.n. application of various doses of D Leu6-des-Gly10-GnRH ethylamide. 50 microgram of the GnRH analog were necessary to obtain increased serum gonadotropins over a period of at least 8 hours. By repeated p.n. application of 200 microgram of synthetic GnRH every 2 hours in 6 normal adult males a considerable increase of serum gonadotropins could be demonstrated as well. Pernasal application of 200 microgram GnRH repeated at an interval of 1 hour in 3 cryptorchid boys produced a distinct increase of the serum gonadotropins. The intraindividual comparison of 200 microgram GnRH and 20 microgram of the GnRH analog in one boy showed equivalent net increases of the gonadotropins. With the analog the gonadotropin increase lasted for about 6 hours.

Related Concepts

Administration, Intranasal
Unilateral Cryptorchidism
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Luteozyman
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