Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is a hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary glandthat stimulates the adrenal cortex hormones (mainly glucocorticosteroids). The secretion of ACTH increases as the effects on the body strong stimuli and damaging factors.
The oppression secreting ACTH comes with increased content in the blood hormone crust napochechnikov (if hyperthyroidism or with the introduction with the purpose of treatment of cortisone).
The therapeutic effect of ACTH similar to the action of glucocorticosteroids.
Apply ACTH in the treatment of bronchial asthma, rheumatism, some forms of leukemia and other ACTH is Released in the form of a powder in sealed bottles of 10-20-40 ED. Solutions of it are ex tempore, intramuscularly, the dosage depends on the nature and severity of the disease. The duration of drug action 6 - 8 hours.