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Medicinal Chemistry Reviews - Online (Discontinued)

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ISSN (Print): 1567-2034
ISSN (Online): 1567-2034

The Anabolic Effects of Growth Hormone (GH) and GH Secretagogues on Bone Mass and Density

Author(s): Johan Svensson

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2005

Page: [1 - 9] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1567203052997077

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Abstract

Several antiresorptive agents have been developed for the treatment of osteoporosis and bone disorders. Few agents have been introduced that stimulate bone formation. Treatment with parathyroid hormone induces, however, a potent increase in hip and lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) and is now available in some countries. The present review focuses on growth hormone (GH) / GH secretagogues (GHSs). GH / GHSs stimulates bone turnover, thereby increasing bone mass and density.

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

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