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Unformatted text preview: Copyright 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 35 Hypothalamic and Pituitary Agents Copyright 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Hypothalamic Releasing Factors With Diagnostic Functions CRH Stimulates release of ACTH from anterior pituitary Used to diagnose Cushings disease Gonadorelin ( Factrel ) GnRH analog Checks for anterior pituitary response and gonadotropin deficiency Copyright 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Hypothalamic Releasing Factors With Diagnostic Functions (cont.) TRH ( Protirelin ) Stimulates the pituitary to produce thyrotropin, which stimulates the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones GHRH ( Sermorelin ) Stimulates the production of growth hormone (GH) by the anterior pituitary Copyright 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Hypothalamic Releasing Factors Used to Treat Diseases and Their Actions Goserelin ( Zoladex ) Analog of GnRH; inhibits pituitary gonadotropin secretion with a resultant drop in the production of the sex hormones Histrelin ( Supprelin ), ganirelix ( Antagon ), and abarelix ( Plenaxis ) GnRH agonists; inhibit gonadotropin secretion and decrease the levels of steroid sex hormones Copyright 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course RNSG 1301 taught by Professor Loftin during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College.

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