ABBREVIATIONS

 
AMP adenosine monophosphate
ANOVA analysis of variance
AUC area under curve
CNS central nervous system
CRH corticotropin-releasing hormone
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
dATP deoxyadenosine triphosphate
EDTA ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid
EEG electroencephalography
EMG electromyography
EOG electro-oculography
GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid
GH growth hormone
GHRH growth hormone-releasing hormone
GHRP growth hormone-releasing peptide
GHS growth hormone secretagogue
i.c.v. intracerebroventricular
i.p. intraperitoneal
i.v. intravenous
IGF insulin-like growth factor
mRNA messenger ribonucleic acid
NPY neuropeptide Y
p.o. peroral
PBS phosphate-buffered saline
PRL prolactin
REM rapid eye movement
s.c. subcutaneous
SSC saline-sodium citrate
SSR somatostatin receptor
SWS slow wave sleep
TED tris-EDTA-dithiothreitol
tRNA transfer ribonucleic acid
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
VIP vasoactive intestinal peptide

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