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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Veterinary Research|
|State||Published - Oct 1977|
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