An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).
|Drug||Drug Name||Drug Indication|
|DB01284||Tetracosactide||For use as a diagnostic agent in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency.|
|DB01285||Corticotropin||For use as a diagnostic agent in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency.|