Accession Number : AD0751583

Title :   Chemical Index to Fitness: Biochemical Correlates of Stress in Specialized Populations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 71-Aug 72,

Corporate Author : MILTON S HERSHEY MEDICAL CENTER HERSHEY PA DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Personal Author(s) : Rubin,Robert T.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patterns of release of the two gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone, as well as growth hormone, were studied. It was found that levels of luteinizing hormone were significantly higher during rapid eye movement sleep (14%) compared to non-rapid eye movement sleep. The release of follicle stimulating hormone, on the other hand, was not clearly related to stages of sleep. The release of growth hormone occurred coincident with the onset of slow wave sleep. These studies are part of a continuing program of research into biochemical and psychoendocrine correlates of stress, sleep and dreaming, and other central nervous system states in specialized populations as well as in normal subjects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PITUITARY HORMONES, *SLEEP), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), *BIOCHEMISTRY), METABOLISM, ENDOCRINE GLANDS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, MALES, ADULTS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE