Plasma adrenocorticotropin levels in normal dogs.

Edward C Feldman, N. V. Bohannon, J. B. Tyrrell

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Abstract

Plasma concentrations of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH; corticotropin) were measured in 31 normal dogs (house pets) at rest. The mean concentration was 45.77 pg/ml of blood, with individual values ranging from 17 to 98 pg/ml of blood. The measurement of this hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland (adenohypophysis) may aid in the diagnosis of spontaneous canine adrenal cortical disorders, both primary and secondary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1643-1645
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume38
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1977
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)

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