0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Effect of Growth Hormone on Growth and Glucose Tolerance of Normal Rats

Susan E. Stred, MD; Mark R. Benedict, PhD; Ellen Kuehnling; Robert A. Richman, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(5):502-505. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460050044027.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

• To determine the effect of growth hormone (GH) administration on growth rate, ultimate size, and glucose tolerance of intact rats, we administered ovine GH to male Sprague-Dawley weanling rats for six weeks. Growth hormone, in a dose sufficient to double the growth rate and increase sixfold the somatomedin C (SM-C) levels of hypophysectomized rats, failed to increase the rate of growth or size of visceral organs of intact rats. Their SM-C levels increased only 10%. Following glucose administration, the mean blood glucose levels were higher at every time point measured in those treated with GH compared with the Intact control animals. We conclude that, although there was no difference in somatic or visceral growth, the dose of exogenous GH administered increased SM-C levels and decreased glucose tolerance in the intact rats. While a larger GH dose might increase the final body size of non—GH-deficient animals, impaired glucose tolerance could be a significant side effect.

(AJDC 1987;141:502-505)

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();