Central Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion

  • William J. Millard


It is well recognized that body growth in mammals is modulated by a combination of genetic, nutritional, and endocrine factors. Any alteration in any of these parameters will result in varying degrees of abnormal growth. The endocrine system, by virtue of the controlled release of a host of hormonal agents, has a major impact on both growth and development of an organism. Principal among the hormones associated with growth is growth hormone (GH).


Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Secretion Median Eminence Fetal Sheep Plasma Growth Hormone Level 
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  • William J. Millard
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacodynamics, College of PharmacyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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