cosyntropin(redirected from tetracosactide)
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α1-24- or β1-24-Corticotropin; a synthetic corticotrophic agent, comprising the first 24 amino acyl residues of human ACTH, which sequence is found in several other species and which retains the full biologic activity of the complete ACTH; the remaining 15 residues differ among species and confer specific immunologic properties.
cosyntropin/co·syn·tro·pin/ (ko-sin-tro´pin) a synthetic polypeptide identical with a portion of corticotropin, having its corticotropic activity but not its allergenicity; used in the screening of adrenal insufficiency on the basis of plasma cortisol response.
A synthetic corticotropin.
a synthetic form of adrenocorticotropic hormone that is used in the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal hypofunction disorders such as Addison's disease to determine if the disorder is primary (adrenal dysfunction) or secondary (hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysfunction).
a synthetic corticotropin used in the screening of adrenal functional capacity on the basis of plasma cortisol response after intramuscular or intravenous injection. Called also tetracosactrin.