Methamphetamine-induced insulin release

Edward M. Mcmahon, Dana K. Andersen, Jerome M. Feldman, Saul M. Schanberg

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Administration of methamphetamine or amphetamine to rats and mice produces a rapid increase in the level of immunoassayable plasma insulin not attributable to hyperglycemia. While in the mouse this release of insulin is followed consistently by a profound hypoglycemia, in the rat this response is variable. Studies in vitro demonstrate that insulin is released by a direct effect of methamphetamine on the pancreas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
Issue number4004
StatePublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes

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