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Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Synonym(s): Thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone

Contributor(s): Peter Graham, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

Class of drug

  • Hormone.

Description

Molecular weight

  • 30,000.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used in the TSH Stimulation Tests Thyroid: thyroid stimulating hormone assay to assess thyroid function.
  • Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism in dogs and other species.
  • TSH stimulation tests have been largely superseded by the availability of serum TSH measurements to support a diagnosis of hypothyroidism in dogs.
  • To promote therapeutic radio-iodine uptake in the treatment of thyroid neoplasia Thyroid gland: neoplasia.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Referred papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Campos M, van Hoek I, Peremans K, Daminet S (2012) Recombinant human thyrotropin in veterinary medicine: current use and future perspectives. J Vet Intern Med 26(4), 853-862 PubMed.
  • Boretti F S, Sieber-Ruckstuhl N S, Wenger-Riggenbach B, Gerber B, Lutz H, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Reusch C E (2009) Comparison of 2 doses of recombinant human thyrotropin for thyroid function testing in healthy and suspected hypothyroid dogs. J Vet Intern Med 23(4), 856-861 PubMed.
  • Daminet S, Fifle L, Paradis M, Duchateau L, Moreau M (2007) Use of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone for thyrotropin stimulation test in healthy, hypothyroid and euthyroid sick dogs. Can Vet J 48(12), 1273-1279 PubMed
  • Boretti F S, Sieber-Ruckstuhl N S, Favrot C, Lutz H, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Reusch C E (2006) Evaluation of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone to test thyroid function in dogs suspected of having hypothyroidism. Am J Vet Res 67(12), 2012-2016 PubMed.
  • De Roover K, Duchateau L, Carmichael N, van Geffen C, Daminet S (2006) Effect of storage of reconstituted recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) on thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) response testing in euthyroid dogs. J Vet Intern Med 20(4), 812-817 PubMed.
  • Sauv√© F, Paradis M (2000) Use of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone for thyrotropin stimulation test in euthyroid dogs. Can Vet J 41(3), 215-219 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Ramsey I (2017) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. 9th edn.

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