Fetal brain growth: Selective action by growth hormone

Vicki R. Sara*, L. Lazarus, M. C. Stuart, T. King

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Growth hormone was administered to pregnant rats maintained under dietary control, and fetal and placental growth and nutrition were examined. Growth hormone had a selective action on brain growth that could not be attributed to nutrient mobilization but suggested a trophic factor which is unique to the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-447
Number of pages2
Issue number4162
Publication statusPublished - 1974


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