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Effect of metoclopramide on serum prolactin levels in humans

Delitala, Giuseppe and Masala, Antonio Giovanni Emilio and Alagna, Sergio and Devilla, Luisa (1976) Effect of metoclopramide on serum prolactin levels in humans. Clinical endocrinology, Vol. 5 (6), p. 731-734. ISSN 0300-0664. eISSN 1365-2265. Article.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.1976.tb03877.x


The effect of acute and chronic administration of metoclopramide on serum prolactin levels in normal subjects was studied. Metoclopramide 10 mg i.v. induced a prompt rise in serum prolactin levels in all subjects. At 180 min the levels remained high. Prolactin levels were markedly elevated during a 5 day course of treatment with metoclopramide in six subjects. It is suggested that metoclopramide could be used in the functional exploration of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10274
Uncontrolled Keywords:Metoclopramide, serum prolactin levels, hypothalamic-pituitary axis
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/09 Medicina interna
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Clinica medica generale e terapia medica
Publisher:Blackwell / Wiley
Deposited On:07 Nov 2014 09:29

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