inferior petrosal sinus sampling


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inferior petrosal sinus sampling

Endocrinology A test used to localize the source of excess ACTH production, based on the drainage routes of pituitary–hypophysis venous blood, which flows first into the cavernous sinuses and then into the inferior petrosal veins
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