Inhibiting effect of atropine on prolactin blood levels after stimulation with TRH

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 1980;7(2):108-11.


With this study, the Authors, have demonstrated that atropine has an inhibiting action on the hypophysis response and that such inhibition is correlated to the length of time between the i.m. injection of anticholinergic and the intravenous administration of TRH. Such results make believe that in human, as in the animal the cholinergic system plays a role, maybe important, in the prolactin release.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Atropine / pharmacology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parasympathetic Nervous System
  • Prolactin / blood*
  • Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone / pharmacology*


  • Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone
  • Atropine
  • Prolactin