Use of Growth Hormone in Surgery
An organism’s reaction to injury, including surgery, or infection involves not merely a local healing process, but also a systemic metabolic response. One feature of the adaptation seen is the mobilization of amino acids from muscle and their transport to visceral tissue, primarily liver, to take part in biochemical processes including the synthesis of acute phase proteins and formation of new glucose molecules. The nitrogen released from the amino acids forms urea and appears in the urine. Nitrogen loss is a consistent feature of the metabolic response to stress states, and the amount lost is generally proportional to the severity of the insult.
KeywordsGrowth Hormone Human Growth Hormone Nitrogen Balance Growth Hormone Treatment Growth Hormone Therapy
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