Tetracosactide is a synthetic peptide, which corresponds to the first 24 amino acids of the naturally occurring hormone ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone). It stimulates the
adrenal cortex to produce corticosteroids, mineralocorticoids, and, to a lesser extent, androgens.
|Explanation||An intravenous infusion of oxytocin is used to induce labor and to support labor in case of slow childbirth.Oxytocin is also used in veterinary medicine to facilitate birth and to stimulate milk release.|
|Synonyms/Alias||3-Isoleucine-8-leucine vasopressin;Alpha-hypophamine;Atonin O;Di-sipidin;Endopituitrina;Hyphotocin;Intertocine S;Nobitocin S;Orasthin;Partocon;Perlacton;Pitocin;Piton S;Presoxin;Synpitan;Synpitan forte;Synthetic oxytocin;Syntocin;Syntocinon;Syntocinone;Uteracon;Vasopressin, 3-L-isoleucine-8-L-leucine-;[1-Hemicystine]-oxytocin;a-Hypophamine;Oxytocin Acetate;Oxytocin Acetate USP30|
|Sequence||CYIQNCPLG-NH2(Disulfide bridge between 1 - 6)|
|Biological Activity||Neurohypophyseal peptide. Stimulates uterine contraction and lactation.|
||Long-term Storage Conditions||Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water
||Shipping Condition||Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere.
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