Active Ingredient(s):Corticorelin, Ovine FDA Approved: * May 23, 1996 Pharm Company: *FERRING Category:Diagnostic Aid
Corticorelin (INN, trade name Xerecept) is a diagnostic agent. It is a synthetic form of human corticotropin-releasing hormone (hCRH).
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The corticorelin stimulation test helps to differentiate between the causes for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent hypercortisolism. It is used to distinguish a pituitary source of excessive ACTH secretion from a different source.
* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.
Acthrel 100 ug/2ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution