Mar 1, 1977

Plasma growth hormone in obese patients. Comparison of response to arginine and L-dopa (author's transl)

Annales d'endocrinologie
L M WolfC Houdent


The present study aimed at testing the hypothesis that l-dopa could obtain a better growth hormone (G.H.) stimulation than metabolic stimuli in obese patients. Arginine (30 g i-v) and l-dopa (1 g per os) were used in 12 obese, non diabetic, female in patients. No significant difference of plasma G.H. peak level (arginine : 11,3 ng/ml +/- 8.6. L-dopa : 9.2 +/- 5.6) appeared between these two types of stimulation

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Arginine hydrochloride
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