Cosyntropin

Cosyntropin (cortrosyn) is a synthetic derivative of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) that is used in the ACTH stimulation test to evaluate and diagnose cortisol disorders. Cosyntropin contains only the first 24 (of a total 39) amino acids of ACTH but retains full function. In patients with low cortisol levels or symptoms of adrenocortical insuf...
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cosyntropin

<chemical> Alpha(1-24)-corticotropin. A synthetic polypeptide with adrenocorticotropic activity. ... Chemical name: alpha1-24-Corticotropin ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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cosyntropin

(ko″sin-tro┬┤pin) a synthetic corticotropin used in the screening of adrenal insufficiency on the basis of plasma cortisol response after intramuscular or intravenous injection.
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cosyntropin

Type: Term Pronunciation: kō-sin-trō′pin Definitions: 1. 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 i...
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