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Gonadotropin secretion and hypothyroidism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  904799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypothyroidism is generally associated with hypogonadotropism. Occasionally, however, increased gonadotropin concentrations are encountered. The mechanisms, presumably hypothalamic, which determine the gonadotropin shift are unclear. A case report of hyperprolactinemic hypothyroidism with associated hypergonadotropism is presented. The previous literature is reviewed. It appears that hypothyroidism is generally associated with a decrease in the gonadogropin secretion. However, hypothyroidism with exxagerated hTSH secretin and hyperprolactinemia can be associated with increased gonadotropin secretion.
G C Buchanan; D R Tredway; J C Pittard; T A Daane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follicle Stimulating Hormone / blood
Gonadotropins, Pituitary / secretion*
Hypothyroidism / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Luteinizing Hormone / blood
Thyroid Hormones / blood,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gonadotropins, Pituitary; 0/Thyroid Hormones; 9002-67-9/Luteinizing Hormone; 9002-68-0/Follicle Stimulating Hormone

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