Insulin Stimulates Lipogenesis And Suppresses Lipolysis

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Dexamethasone suppression test measures the response of the adrenal glands to ACTH.


Alternative Names

DST; ACTH suppression test; Cortisol suppression test


How the test is performed

During this test, you will receive dexamethasone, and the health care provider will measure your cortisol levels.

There are two different types of dexamethasone suppression tests: the low-dose test and the high-dose test. Each type can either be done in an overnight or standard (3-day)...

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