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Intermittent long-term administration of a potent gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in normal men.
Int J Fertil. 1982; 27(4):234-7.IJ

Abstract

The effects on pituitary-gonadal function of the potent gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist D-trp6-pro9-n-ethylamide-LHRH (LRFA), 50 micrograms subcutaneously every 4th day for 10 weeks, were evaluated in seven normal men. A modest rise in mean serum LH levels was noted during the treatment period. Mean serum FSH levels were unchanged. Mean plasma testosterone (T) levels remained at 3.1 ng/ml or above. Sperm density during the control period varied widely within and between subjects, with a mean range of 69-137 million/ml. The mean sperm density fell to a nadir of 40 million/ml during treatment, but no consistent pattern was observed for each subject, with values varying between 4 and 368 million/ml. Elevated LH and T values were observed on eight and seven occasions, respectively, in five subjects, and corresponded to blood samples drawn 24 and 48 h after the last LRFA injection. Depressed T values were observed on 10 occasions in six patients, and in all but one, corresponded to blood drawn 72 and 96 h after the last injection. One subject had daily blood samples drawn at the start of and 4 weeks after beginning therapy. An agonist effect on LH, FSH, T, and estradiol was observed both times, although the effect was blunted on the second occasion. We conclude that treatment every 4 day with LRFA does not appear to be a promising regimen to induce consistent suppression of the pituitary-gonadal axis in man.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

6131043

Citation

Doelle, G, et al. "Intermittent Long-term Administration of a Potent Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Agonist in Normal Men." International Journal of Fertility, vol. 27, no. 4, 1982, pp. 234-7.
Doelle G, Linde R, Alexander N, et al. Intermittent long-term administration of a potent gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in normal men. Int J Fertil. 1982;27(4):234-7.
Doelle, G., Linde, R., Alexander, N., Kirchner, F., Vale, W., Rivier, J., & Rabin, D. (1982). Intermittent long-term administration of a potent gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in normal men. International Journal of Fertility, 27(4), 234-7.
Doelle G, et al. Intermittent Long-term Administration of a Potent Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Agonist in Normal Men. Int J Fertil. 1982;27(4):234-7. PubMed PMID: 6131043.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intermittent long-term administration of a potent gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in normal men. AU - Doelle,G, AU - Linde,R, AU - Alexander,N, AU - Kirchner,F, AU - Vale,W, AU - Rivier,J, AU - Rabin,D, PY - 1982/1/1/pubmed PY - 1982/1/1/medline PY - 1982/1/1/entrez KW - Biology KW - Contraception KW - Contraception Research KW - Endocrine System KW - Estradiol KW - Family Planning KW - Follicle Stimulating Hormone KW - Gonadotropins KW - Hormones KW - Luteinizing Hormone KW - Male Contraception KW - Physiology KW - Pituitary Hormone Releasing Hormones--administraction and dosage KW - Spermatozoa KW - Testosterone SP - 234 EP - 7 JF - International journal of fertility JO - Int J Fertil VL - 27 IS - 4 N2 - The effects on pituitary-gonadal function of the potent gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist D-trp6-pro9-n-ethylamide-LHRH (LRFA), 50 micrograms subcutaneously every 4th day for 10 weeks, were evaluated in seven normal men. A modest rise in mean serum LH levels was noted during the treatment period. Mean serum FSH levels were unchanged. Mean plasma testosterone (T) levels remained at 3.1 ng/ml or above. Sperm density during the control period varied widely within and between subjects, with a mean range of 69-137 million/ml. The mean sperm density fell to a nadir of 40 million/ml during treatment, but no consistent pattern was observed for each subject, with values varying between 4 and 368 million/ml. Elevated LH and T values were observed on eight and seven occasions, respectively, in five subjects, and corresponded to blood samples drawn 24 and 48 h after the last LRFA injection. Depressed T values were observed on 10 occasions in six patients, and in all but one, corresponded to blood drawn 72 and 96 h after the last injection. One subject had daily blood samples drawn at the start of and 4 weeks after beginning therapy. An agonist effect on LH, FSH, T, and estradiol was observed both times, although the effect was blunted on the second occasion. We conclude that treatment every 4 day with LRFA does not appear to be a promising regimen to induce consistent suppression of the pituitary-gonadal axis in man. SN - 0020-725X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/6131043/Intermittent_long_term_administration_of_a_potent_gonadotropin_releasing_hormone_agonist_in_normal_men_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -