adrenocorticotrophin


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Related to adrenocorticotrophin: adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, Corticotropin releasing hormone

ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·trop·in

 (ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏp′ĭn, -trō′pĭn) also ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·in (-trŏf′ĭn, trō′fĭn)
n.
See ACTH.

[adreno- + cortico- + -tropin.]
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Noun1.adrenocorticotrophin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotrophin - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
1] Compensatory functional hypertrophy of these tissues in patients who have undergone bilateral adrenalectomy due to pathologic adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH) production may occur.
This effect of PTH is attributed to structural similarity between 15-25 amino acid of PTH and 1-11amino acid of adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and/or by an indirect action through hypercalcaemia (2).

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