Preliminary Communications

Modification of Hormonal Responses to Arginine by α-Adrenergic Blockade

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: (Published 19 July 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:153
  1. J. M. H. Buckler,
  2. A. M. Bold,
  3. M. Taberner,
  4. D. R. London


    α-Adrenergic blockade with phentolamine significantly enhances the insulin response to arginine. In women phentolamine may inhibit the growth hormone response to arginine. It is suggested that adrenergic mechanisms may act as modulators in hormonal responses to infused amino-acid.

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