Nursing Pharmacology Chapter 32:  Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones

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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

 

 Leutinizing Hormone (LH)

 

Gonadotropins (hMG, Menotropins and FSH, Urofollitropin)

Primary amenorrhea

Secondary amenorrhea

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Anovulatory cycle

Hypothalamic/ Pituitary Agents

Generic

Trade name

Bromocriptine

Parlodel

Chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

generic, Profasi

Corticotropin

generic, ACTH

Cosyntropin

Cortrosyn

Desmopressin

DDAVP, Stimate

Gonadorelin acetate (GnRH)

Lutrepulse

Gonadorelin hydrochloride (GnRH)

Factrel

Goserelin acetate

Zoladex

Histrelin

Supprelin

Leuprolide

Lupron

Menotropins (hMG)

Pergonal, Humegon

Nafarelin

Synarel

Octreotide

Sandostatin

Oxytocin

generic, Pitocinit, Syntocinon

Pergolide

Permax

Protirelin

Thypinone, Relefact TRH

Sermorelin (GHRH)

Geref

Somatrem

Protropin

Somatropin

Humatrope, Nutropin

Thyrotropin (TSH)

Thytropar

 

 

 

Primary Reference: Fitzgerald, P.A. and Klonoff, D.C. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones, in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, (Katzung, B. G., ed) Appleton-Lange, 1998, pp 603-618.

Primary Reference: Biller, Beverly M. K. and Daniels, Gilbert, H. Neuroendocrine Regulation and Diseases of the Anterior Pituitary and Hypothalamus, In Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 14th edition, (Isselbacher, K.J., Braunwald, E., Wilson, J.D., Martin, J.B., Fauci, A.S. and Kasper, D.L., eds) McGraw-Hill, Inc (Health Professions Division), 1998, pp 1972-1998

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