Endocrine Concomitants of the Sleep-Wake Rhythm in Man

  • H.-J. Quabbe
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


The 24-h pattern of the concentration of growth hormone (GH) in human plasma reveals a close relation between secretory episodes of the hormone and the sleep-wake cycle. Since this discovery, the relation of other pituitary hormones and some hormones of peripheral glands to the sleep-wake rhythm has been studied and interesting patterns have been found.


Growth Hormone Luteinizing Hormone Anorexia Nervosa Growth Hormone Secretion Secretory Pattern 
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