Etomidate: a selective adrenocortical 11 beta-hydroxylase inhibitor.

Abstract

To investigate the adrenocortical suppression caused by the anesthetic etomidate, plasma levels of progesterone (P), 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC), corticosterone (B), aldosterone (Aldo), 11-deoxycortisol (S), cortisol (F), and cortisone (E) were measured simultaneously before and after a short-term ACTH stimulation test in a… (More)

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