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Growth hormone responses to melatonin in man


Oral administration of 1 gram of melatonin caused rapid and significant elevations of serum human growth hormone in eight out of nine normal male subjects. The mean (+/- standard error of the mean) of the peak response by growth hormone was 22.9 +/- 4.6 microunits per milliliter. The increased secretion of growth hormone may be due to interaction of melatonin with hypothalamic serotoninergic receptors.

Type Journal
ISBN 0036-8075 (Print)
Authors Smythe, G. A.;Lazarus, L. :
Publisher Name SCIENCE
Published Date 1974-01-01
Published Volume 184
Published Issue 144
Published Pages 1373-4
Status Published in-print
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