Pituitrin


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Pituitrin

 

a hormonal preparation that contains the pituitary hormones oxytocin and vasopressin. Pituitrin is an aqueous extract from the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland of slaughtered cattle. It is injected as a solution, either subcutaneously or intramuscularly, and is used, for example, with postpartum hemorrhages, diabetes insipidus, and when there is a lull in uterine contraction during childbirth.

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Injections of isoproterenol and pituitrin led to the deterioration of the physical condition of experimental rats: polyuria, increased sweating, lethargy, and tachycardia were observed.
We investigated the effects of Corvitin and 2-oxoglutarate on the physiology and histology of the heart, behavioral reactions, and markers of carbonyl/oxidative stress in rats with a myocardial damage that was induced by the administration of pituitrin and isoproterenol.
Pituitrin which has been proven effective for the treatment of hemorrhagic disease contains antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin.
Although rare vasopressin has also been shown to cause hyponatremia12 which may lead to serious complications such as hyponatremia encephalopathy.3 We herein report the case of a patient who suffered from late onset encephalopathy caused by vasoconstriction as well as hyponatremia following the use of pituitrin and also investigate the possible pathogenesis.
Five Days before her attack she had undergone intramuscular pituitrin therapy (12U twice a day for 4 days and 12U once a day for 1 day) on account of recurrent haemoptysis.
(2013-06-07 Fig.2) Based on the aforementioned radiologic and clinical features a diagnosis of delayed encephalopathy was made and we presume the encephalopathy was associated with pituitrin therapy.
(Shanghai, China), pituitrin injection from Nanjing Xinbai Pharmaceutical Co.
Pituitrin could shrink coronary artery and lead to cardiac insufficiency, shrink small blood vessels in the body and lead to cardiac load increased.
giganteum were studied on the impact of the survival time of mice induced by isoproterenol to acute myocardial hypoxia model, different fractions impacting the relevant biochemical were studied by mice model of acute myocardial ischemia induced by pituitrin, the results showed that 60% EtOH extract of R.