Carcinoid Syndrome: Symptoms and Causes
Carcinoid Syndrome is a set of symptoms that can occur in patients with carcinoid tumors. These tumors develop from hormone-producing cells in the neuroendocrine system, which can release large amounts of hormones such as serotonin, tachykinins, and vasoactive peptides that cause the symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome. The most common symptoms are facial flushing and diarrhea, but other symptoms include bronchoconstriction, cardiac abnormalities, gastric cramping, peripheral edema, and dermatitis.
Drugs Used to Treat Carcinoid Syndrome
The following medications are used in the treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome:
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