Growth hormone, axis GH-IGF1 and glucose metabolism

Authors: Michal Kršek
Authors‘ workplace: II. interní klinika 3. LF UK a FN Královské Vinohrady, Praha
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2016; 62(Suppl 4): 62-66
Category: Reviews


Growth hormone is a hormone of anterior lobe of pituitary gland which possesses besides its growth promoting effects also many other various physiological effects including its regulatory influences on metabolism with glucose metabolism belonging to most important ones. The present article summarizes basic information about metabolic consequences of disturbed growth hormone secretion and their importance for clinical presentation and management.

Key words:
acromegaly – glucose – growth hormone – growth hormone deficiency – IGF1 – metabolism


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