Helping doctors diagnose adrenal gland problems (eg, Addison disease, adrenal insufficiency caused by steroid use, tumors). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Cortrosyn is a man-made (synthetic) portion of the natural hormone corticotropin (ACTH). It works by stimulating the adrenal cortex to produce and secrete adrenocortical hormones.
Cortrosyn is a man-made part of the natural hormone corticotropin, ACTH. It applies in medical test to diagnose the problems of the adrenal glands such as tumors, Addison disease and the adrenal insufficiency that occurs due to steroid use. Cortrosyn belongs to the category of drugs cosyntropin and genetically it is also available as corticotropin.