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What is acth hormone deficiency?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Adrenal Insufficient
Acth is a pituitary hormone which stimulates the adrenal gland to secrete cortisol, a hormone necessary for life.
When you no longer make acth you get adrenal insufficiency and have to take medication to replace the cortisol. Acth deficiency is often associated with other pituitary hormone deficiencies for which patients are screened.

In brief: Adrenal Insufficient
Acth is a pituitary hormone which stimulates the adrenal gland to secrete cortisol, a hormone necessary for life.
When you no longer make acth you get adrenal insufficiency and have to take medication to replace the cortisol. Acth deficiency is often associated with other pituitary hormone deficiencies for which patients are screened.
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