The potential relevance of growth hormone to female reproductive physiology and pathophysiology

E. Katz, E. Ricciarelli, E. Y. Adashi

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Abstract

Objective: To assess possible interfacing between the somatotrophic and reproductive axes. Design: Literature review. Main Outcome Measures: Ovarian growth hormone reception and action. Results: The available literature strongly supports a permissive role for the somatotrophic axis in the reproductive process. Conclusions: Although a role for growth hormone in reproductive biology appears highly likely, its relevance to the process of puberty and to the normal workings of the menstrual cycle, as well as its possible application in reproductive pathology must await further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-34
Number of pages27
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

Keywords

  • Growth hormone
  • insulin-like growth factor I
  • ovary
  • ovulation induction
  • reproduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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