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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

  • Approximately 30,000.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used in the TSH Stimulation Test 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  • TSH stimulation tests have been largely superseded by the availability of serum TSH measurements to support a diagnosis of hypothyroidism in dogs.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 and feline hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism.

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
  • van Hoek I M, Vandermeulen E, Peremans K, Daminet S (2010) Thyroid stimulation with recombinant human thyrotropin in healthy cats, cats with non-thyroidal illness and in cats with low serum thyroxin and azotaemia after treatment of hyperthyroidism. J Feline Med Surg 12(2), 117-121 PubMed.
  • Stegeman J R, Graham P A, Hauptman J G (2003) Use of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone for thyrotropin-stimulation testing of euthyroid cats. Am J Vet Res 64(2), 149-152 PubMed.

Other sources of information

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

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