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Adrenal Insufficiency (Adrenal Gland Hypofunction) Summary

Description: Conditions in which the production of adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS falls below the requirement of the body. Adrenal insufficiency can be caused by defects in the ADRENAL GLANDS, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the HYPOTHALAMUS.

Also Known As: Adrenal Gland Hypofunction; Hypoadrenalism; Adrenal Insufficiencies; Hypofunction, Adrenal Gland

Networked: 2091 relevant articles (61 outcomes, 154 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Adrenal Insufficiency

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol) : 29 outcomes 59 studies in 600 results : FDA 176 Generic
  2. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) : 7 outcomes 14 studies in 59 results : IBA
  3. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) : 6 outcomes 20 studies in 388 results : FDA 7
  4. Glucocorticoids : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 104 results : IBA
  5. Fludrocortisone : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 11 results : IBA
  6. Steroids : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 81 results : IBA
  7. Insulin (Novolin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 48 results : FDA 2
  8. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 41 results : FDA 77 Generic
  9. Sodium : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 38 results : IBA
  10. Cortisone : 2 outcomes 1 study in 41 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Adrenal Insufficiency

  1. Cushing Syndrome
  2. Septic Shock (Toxic Shock Syndrome)
  3. Hypopituitarism (Sheehan's Syndrome)
  4. Sepsis (Septicemia)
  5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Libman-Sacks Disease)
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Key Therapies for Adrenal Insufficiency

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  1. Adrenalectomy : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 60 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome 1 study in 14 results
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 1 outcome in 14 results
  4. Hormone Replacement Therapy (Therapy, Hormone Replacement) : 1 outcome in 12 results
  5. Anesthesia : 1 outcome in 7 results
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