INHIBITION OF GASTRIN AND GASTRIC-ACID SECRETION BY GROWTH-HORMONE RELEASE-INHIBITING HORMONE

S. R. Bloom, C. H. Mortimer, M. O. Thorner, G. M. Besser, R. Hall, A. Gomez-Pan, V. M. Roy, R. C.G. Russell, D. H. Coy, A. T. Kastin, A. V. Schally

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Abstract

The hypothalamic polypeptide growth-hormone release-inhibiting hormone (G.H.-R.I.H.) inhibited gastrin release in all subjects studied. In normal subjects and in patients with acromegaly during a standard food stimulus a G.H.- R.I.H. infusion completely suppressed gastrin release, and immediately after the infusion was stopped gastrin levels rose sharply to exceed control values. Two patients with pernicious anæmia demonstrated a rapid fall in plasma-gastrin during G.H.-R.I.H. infusion, and in a patient with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome a 20-minute G.H.-R.I.H. infusion greatly lowered plasma-gastrin concentrations and almost totally suppressed gastric-acid production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1109
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume304
Issue number7889
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 1974
Externally publishedYes

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