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1

What does Bromocriptine do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Dopamine agonist
Tx for = Prolactinomas

2

What does Desmopressin do and what is it used to treat?

Action = ADH analogue
Tx for = Central Diabetes Insipidus

3

What does Tamoxifen do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Estrogen antagonist
Tx for = Breast cancer

4

What does Perchlorate do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Na/I cotransporter inhibitor (on basolateral membrane)
Tx for = Hyperthyroidism (excess T3/T4)

5

What does Thiocyanate do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Na/I cotransporter inhibitor (on basolateral membrane)
Tx for = Hyperthyroidism (excess T3/T4)

6

What does Propylthiouracil (PTU) do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Inhibits thyroid peroxidase
Tx for = Hyperthyroidism (excess T3/T4)

7

What does Metformin do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Upregulates insulin receptors on target tissues
Tx for = Type II Diabetes Mellitus

8

What does Ketoconazole do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Inhibits steroid hormone synthesis
Tx for = Cushing's Syndrome

9

What does Metyrapone do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Inhibits steroid hormone synthesis
Tx for = Cushing's Syndrome

10

What does Spironolacetone do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Aldosterone antagonist
Tx for = Primary Hyperaldosteronism (Conn Syndrome)

11

What does Octreotide do and what is it used to treat?

Action = Somatostatin analogue (inhibits GH)
Tx for = Acromegaly