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Betaxolol and propranolol in glucagon stimulation of growth hormone.
  1. M Colle,
  2. J Battin,
  3. J P Coquelin,
  4. P Rochiccioli


    Both betaxolol and propranolol, beta blockers with different pharmacological properties, increase the reliability of somatotropic testing with glucagon. The combination of glucagon and betaxolol, however, is much better tolerated than that of glucagon and propranolol. The use of a beta 1 cardioselective adrenoceptor block for growth hormone testing is recommended.

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