Summary of Session III Assessment of Growth Hormone Secretion in Children

  • Milo Zachmann
Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)


Only two or three years ago, assessment of growth hormone secretion seemed to be simple and straightforward: in most centers, two provocation tests (e.g., an insulin tolerance test and an arginine infusion) were carried out in an individual patient, and the growth hormone results were compared with established normal values from the respective laboratory. At present, even though much has been recently learned concerning the dynamics of growth hormone secretion, it is much less clear when growth hormone secretion is considered normal in a child with short stature.


Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Deficiency Growth Hormone Secretion Human Growth Hormone Insulin Tolerance Test 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milo Zachmann
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of ZurichZurichGermany

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