Persistence of the twenty-four hour pattern of episodic cortisol secretion and growth hormone release in blind subjects.
Weitzman ED; Perlow M; Sassin JF; Fukushima D; Burack B; Hellman L
Trans Am Neurol Ass 1972; 97():197-199
Seven blind subjects without light perception were studied in order to evaluate the control of neuro-endocrine temporal events. Cortisol (50237) was found to be secreted episodically in all blind subjects in patterns similar to those previously reported in normal subjects: six of seven subjects had sleep related release of growth- hormone (9002726).
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Circadian-rhythms; Endocrine-system; Sensory-perception; Blindness
Division of Neurology Montefiore Hosp and Med Center Division of Neurology Bronx, NY 10467
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Transactions of the American Neurological Association
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, New York, New York