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Tera's Pharm

Endocrine system for pharmacology, Chapter review

Endocrine (term) refers to an internal secretion (hormone) produced by a ductless gland that secretes directly into the bloodstream.
Hormones (term) chemical messengers that have specialized functions in regulating the activities of specific cells or organs.
Pituitary gland (location and hormones secreted) base of the brain somatotropin, ACTH
Somatotropin human growth hormone (HGH) -regulates growth
adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) available only for parenteral use as corticotropin
cosyntropin a synthetic peptide of ACTH -used mainly for the diagnosis of adrenocortical insufficiency.
Adrenal glands (location and hormones secreted) adjacent to the kidneys corticosteroids
corticosteroids (term) act on the immune system to suppress the body's response to infection or trauma. *relieve inflammation, reduce swelling, suppress symptoms in acute conditions.
Two subcategories of corticosteroids 1) replacement therapy when glands are deficient 2) anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant agents
Created by: JenSaw77