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ACTH:

see adrenocorticotropic hormoneadrenocorticotropic hormone
, polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Its chief function is to stimulate the cortex of the adrenal gland to secrete adrenocortical steroids, chief among them cortisone.
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The value of somatostatin receptor imaging with In-111 Octreotide and/or Ga-68 DOTATATE in localizing ectopic ACTH producing tumors.
2] Nonstandard abbreviations: TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone; LH, leutinizing hormone; FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone; DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone; PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome; 17-OHP, 17-hydroxyprogesterone; CAH, congenital adrenal hyperplasia; ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone; CRH, corticotropin-releasing hormone.
Plasma ACTH levels may help in determining the etiology.
In primary adrenal insufficiency, ACTH is invariably high before the morning dose and rapidly declines with increasing cortisol levels after glucocorticoid ingestion (11).
antagonists, such as naloxone) block opioid tonic inhibitory modulation of CRF and so result in release of ACTH and cortisol (Inder et al.
The subgroups of BD did not differ for the T3, T4, TSH, FSH, LH, testosterone, estradiol, basal cortisol, or ACTH levels.
Cortisol and its synthetic analogues inhibit ACTH secretion through negative feedback, the extent of which being both dose and circadian-time-dependent; maximal suppression in normally diurnally active patients occurs when they are administered just before the nocturnal rise in ACTH production.
This panel carefully argued the pros and cons of ACTH versus other steroid therapies, and examined all available information.
Some 20 years later, 32 MS patients experiencing an acute exacerbation were given ACTH daily for 14 days and compared with 29 patients given intravenous methylprednisolone 1 g daily for 3 days.
Diger hormon eksiklikleri de eslik ediyorsa, siklik sirasina gore LH ve FSH, TSH, ACTH eksiklikleri gorulur (10).
Still, I like to imagine--before the final transfusions and the ACTH that ballooned her face past recognition-- the two of us sitting here, watching the trees sway upside down in sky-water, ecstatic in the bright kingdom she refracted in a drop.