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

Author(s): Johan Svensson

Journal Name: Medicinal Chemistry Reviews - Online (Discontinued)

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2005


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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Year: 2005
Page: [1 - 9]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1567203052997077

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