ACTH Information and Side Effects
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH or corticotropin) is a polypeptide hormone synthesised and secreted from corticotropes in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland in response to corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) released by the hypothalamus.
... Why get tested?
To diagnose adrenal and pituitary diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, adrenal tumors, and pituitary tumors; usually done as a diagnostic test once an abnormal cortisol level is detected
When to get tested?
If your doctor suspects that you have a hormone imbalance that could be caused by a problem in your pituitary or adrenal glands
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
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Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH or corticotropin) is a polypeptide hormone ...
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