The Importance of Growth Hormone (GH) and GH Secretagogues for Bone Mass and Density

Author(s): Johan Svensson .

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 8 , Issue 23 , 2002


Potent antiresorptive agents have been developed for the treatment of osteoporosis and bone disorders. There are few agents available that stimulate bone formation. Recently, treatment with parathyroid hormone was found to induce a potent increase in hip and lumbar bone mineral density (BMD). The present review focus on growth hormone (GH) / growth hormone secretagogues (GHSs). GH / GHSs stimulates bone turnover, thereby increasing bone mass and density.

Keywords: Growth hormone, secretagogue, bone mineral content, bone mineral density

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Year: 2002
Page: [2023 - 2032]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1381612023393413
Price: $58