tetracosactrin

tetracosactrin

Tetracosactide, an analogue of ACTH used as a test of adrenal function. An injection of the drug is given and the resulting rise in serum cortisol is monitored. A brand name is Synacthen.

tetracosactrin

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The initial report by Fellows and associates (8) demonstrated in a group of 6 patients that etomidate infusions caused suppression of the responsiveness to short tetracosactrin tests, which reversed after discontinuation of the etomidate and recurred after the drug was recommenced.