Flashcards in 48. Hypothalamic/pituitary drugs Deck (11):
SIADH, block action of ADH at V2-receptor.
Central (not nephrogenic) DI.
GH deficiency, Turner syndrome.
Stimulates labor, uterine contractions, milk let-down; controls uterine hemorrhage.
Acromegaly, carcinoid syndrome, gastrinoma, glucagonoma, esophageal varices.
• What are two medical indications for use of growth hormone?
Growth hormone deficiency and Turner syndrome
• List five indications for the use of octreotide. Which hormone is it an analog of?
Gastrinoma, acromegaly, glucagonoma, carcinoid tumor, esophageal varices; somatostatin
• List three processes that can be stimulated with the use of exogenous oxytocin.
Labor, uterine contractions, milk let-down
• After delivery, a woman continues to have uterine bleeding. What normally endogenous substance can be given to stop the blood loss?
• A woman is given desmopressin acetate. Can desmopressin be used in the treatment of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (DI)?
No—desmopressin is an antidiuretic hormone analog that requires a renal response and therefore is effective only in central DI