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ACTH

 (ā′sē′tē′āch′)
n.
A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of cortisol and other hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin.

[a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone).]

ACTH

n
(Biochemistry) adrenocorticotrophic hormone; a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates growth of the adrenal gland and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, and many other disorders. Also called: corticotrophin

ACTH

a hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the production of steroids in the cortex of the adrenal glands.
Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin.
[1940–45; a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic)h(ormone)]

ACTH

(ā′sē′tē-āch′)
Short for adrenocorticotropic hormone. A hormone secreted by a lobe of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisone and related hormones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ACTH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexACTH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Translations

ACTH

abbr adrenocorticotropic hormone. V. hormone.
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ACTH secrets glucocorticoids, they have 39 amino acids, from adrenal gland (Aron, 1997, Korkmaz, 2010).
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This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion (Cushing's Disease), complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.