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Dexamethasone suppression

Dexamethasone suppression

Dexamethasone suppression: The dexamethasone suppression test measures blood cortisol levels after suppression of adrenocorticotropic hormone production with synthetic cortisol (dexamethasone); dexamethasone inhibits ACTH production, which, in turn, reduces cortisol production in normal individuals.

Dexamethasone suppression: Other Names

Other names for Dexamethasone suppression include:

  • DS
  • Prolonged/rapid DS
  • Cortisol Suppression
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) suppression

Symptoms Associated with Dexamethasone suppression

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Diseases Associated with Dexamethasone suppression

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Basic Information: Dexamethasone suppression

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