combined anterior pituitary test
- (for functioning of the anterior pituitary) four exogenous hypothalamic hormones are administered intravenously (corticotropin-releasing hormone, growth hormoneâ€“releasing hormone, luteinizing hormoneâ€“releasing hormone, and thyrotropin-releasing hormone) and levels of the corresponding pituitary hormones in the blood are assessed at intervals for about two hours.
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