- Pituitary Hormones
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Hormones secreted by the PITUITARY GLAND including those from the anterior lobe (adenohypophysis), the posterior lobe (neurohypophysis), and the ill-defined intermediate lobe. Structurally, they include small peptides, proteins, and glycoproteins. They are under the regulation of neural signals (NEUROTRANSMITTERS) or neuroendocrine signals (HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES) from the hypothalamus as well as feedback from their targets such as ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES; ANDROGENS; ESTROGENS.
Drug Drug Description Thyrotropin alfa A recombinant form of thyroid stimulating hormone used in diagnostic testing for thyroid cancer and alongside radioactive agents to destroy thyroid tissue. Menotropins A purified combination of human luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone used to treat female infertility. Desmopressin A synthetic analog of vasopressin used to reduce renal excretion of water in central diabetes insipidus and nocturia. Somatotropin A form of recombinant human growth hormone used to treat dwarfism, growth hormone deficiency, and acromegaly as well as to prevent weight loss in HIV patients. Follitropin A form of recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone used to stimulate follicle development in women with primary ovarian hypogonadism and in men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Vasopressin A peptide hormone used to increase blood pressure in patients with vasodilatory shock who are resistant to fluid and catecholamine therapy. Pegvisomant A growth hormone receptor antagonist used to treat acromegaly. Felypressin For use as an alternative to adrenaline as a localising agent, provided that local ischaemia is not essential. Urofollitropin A form of purified human follicle stimulating hormone used to treat infertility in females by inducing follicle development in women without primary ovarian failure. Oxytocin A recombinant hormone used to induce or strengthen uterine contractions in pregnant women to aid in labor and delivery or to control postpartum bleeding. Carbetocin An oxytocin agent used to control postpartum hemorrhage and bleeding after giving birth. Tetracosactide A diagnostic agent used in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency. Corticotropin A diagnostic agent used in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency. Terlipressin Commonly used to stop bleeding of varices in the food pipe (oesophagus). Atosiban An inhibitor of oxytocin and vasopressin used to delay imminent preterm birth in pregnant adult women displaying specific clinical observations. Corifollitropin alfa A FSH analogue indicated for Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) in combination with a GnRH antagonist for the development of multiple follicles in women participating in an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program. Somatrem A recombinant growth hormone used to treat adult growth hormone deficiency and treat disrupted growth in children due to growth hormone insufficiency or deficiency, turner's syndrome, chronic renal failure, and small stature for gestational age. Bremelanotide Bremelanotide is indicated to treat premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder that is not due to a medical or psychiatric condition, problems with the relationship, or the effects of... Setmelanotide Setmelanotide has been investigated for the treatment of obesity. Selepressin Selepressin has been used in trials studying the treatment of Septic Shock. Alsactide Not Annotated Ornipressin Not Annotated Demoxytocin Not Annotated Lypressin Not Annotated Luteinizing hormone Not Annotated Somapacitan Somapacitan is under investigation in clinical trial NCT01706783 (A Trial Investigating the Safety, Tolerability, Availability and Distribution in the Body of Once-weekly Long-acting Growth Hormone (Somapacitan) Compared to Once Daily... Somatropin pegol Somatropin pegol is under investigation in clinical trial NCT00715689 (Dose Study in Growth Hormone Deficient Adults Investigating Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of NNC126-0083). Thyrotropin Thyrotropin is under investigation in clinical trial NCT01348191 (Detection of Thyrotrophin Receptor in Human Myometrium). Albusomatropin Albusomatropin has been used in trials studying the treatment of Growth Hormone-Deficiency and Growth Hormone Deficiency.
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