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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) Summary

Description: An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).

Also Known As: ACTH; Corticotropin; Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone; Adrenocorticotropin; 1-39 ACTH Show All >>

Networked: 12994 relevant articles (453 outcomes, 1062 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Adrenocorticotropic Hormone is Relevant

  1. Cushing Syndrome : 68 outcomes 72 studies in 1571 results
  2. Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome) : 62 outcomes 44 studies in 339 results
  3. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 51 outcomes 113 studies in 1543 results
  4. Adenoma (Adenomas) : 44 outcomes 67 studies in 940 results
  5. Seizures (Seizure) : 23 outcomes 13 studies in 223 results
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Drugs Related to Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

  1. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
  2. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol)
  3. Hormones
  4. Cortisone
  5. Insulin (Novolin)
  6. Dexamethasone (Maxidex)
  7. Vigabatrin
  8. Prolactin
  9. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin)
  10. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)
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Therapies Related to Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

  1. Adrenalectomy
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Injections
  4. Hypophysectomy
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
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