Evidence for a functional role of alpha-1 adrenoceptors in the regulation of melatonin secretion in man

E. Palazidou, C. Franey, J. Arendt, S. Stahl, S. Checkley

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Abstract

Nocturnal plasma melatonin concentrations were reduced following administration of the α1 adrenoceptor antagonist, prazosin (2 mg orally at 1900h), to 10 normal men. These data indicate that α1 adrenoceptors are involved in the physiological control of melatonin secretion in man.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalPsychoneuroendocrinology
Volume14
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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