What is the role of the metoclopramide (Reglan) test in the workup of primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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This is a noninvasive test for distinguishing between aldosteronomas and idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia (IAH). It takes advantage of the differential expression of the dopamine receptors on the cell membrane of adrenocortical cells.


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