arginine test

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arginine test

A clinical test that measures hGH secreted by the pituitary gland in response to arginine, which is used to evaluate infants with growth retardation and adults with pituitary tumours.
 
Ref range
▪ Children—48 ng/ml;
▪ Males—10 ng/m;
▪ Females—15 ng/ml.
 
Abnormal values
Failure to increase hGH may indicate hypopituitarism or dwarfism.
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arginine test

GH stimulation test Pediatric endocrinology A test that measures hGH secreted by the pituitary gland in response to arginine, which is used to evaluate infants with growth retardation and adults with pituitary tumors Abnormal values Failure to ↑ hGH may indicate hypopituitarism or dwarfism. See Growth hormone.
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