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Caerulein (Ceruletide) Summary

Description: A specific decapeptide obtained from the skin of Hila caerulea, an Australian amphibian. Caerulein is similar in action and composition to CHOLECYSTOKININ. It stimulates gastric, biliary, and pancreatic secretion; and certain smooth muscle. It is used in paralytic ileus and as diagnostic aid in pancreatic malfunction.

Also Known As: Ceruletide; Ceruletid; FI-6934; Takus; Cerulein

Networked: 1512 relevant articles (124 outcomes, 229 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Caerulein is Relevant

  1. Pancreatitis : 99 outcomes 197 studies in 1146 results
  2. Edema : 9 outcomes 6 studies in 124 results
  3. Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency : 5 outcomes in 15 results
  4. Lung Injury : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 37 results
  5. Inflammation : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 77 results
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Drugs Related to Caerulein

  1. Amylases
  2. Secretin
  3. Protease Inhibitors (Protease Inhibitor)
  4. Lipase (Acid Lipase)
  5. Taurocholic Acid (Sodium Taurocholate)
  6. Gabexate (Foy)
  7. Pancreatic Elastase (Elastase)
  8. Melatonin
  9. Superoxide Dismutase
  10. Trypsin
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Therapies Related to Caerulein

  1. Ligation
  2. Injections
  3. Induced Hyperthermia (Thermotherapy)
  4. Oral Administration
  5. Cholecystectomy
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