Neuroendocrine Control of Pituitary Function in Extrapiramidal Disorders

  • T. Caraceni
  • P. Giovannini
  • E. Parati
  • G. Scigliano
  • E. E. Müller


The purpose of this study was to reconsider the functional status of the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in diseases of the extrapyramidal system. The theme of the paper is behavior of the secretion of growth hormone (GH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and prolactin (PRL), particularly in Huntington’s disease (HD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The choice of these hormones derives from the fact that their secretion is under a dopaminergic control1 and that this latter function is notedly involved in the pathologies under examination.


Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Response Parkinsonian Patient Basal Growth Hormone Level Control Growth Hormone Secretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Caraceni
    • 1
  • P. Giovannini
    • 1
  • E. Parati
    • 1
  • G. Scigliano
    • 1
  • E. E. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Neurologico C. BestaMilanoItaly

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