adrenocorticotrophin


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Benguira S, Hontela A (2000) Adrenocorticotrophin and cyclic adenosine 3', 5'-monophosphate-stimulated cortisol secretion in interrenal tissue of rainbow trout exposed in vitro to DDT compounds.
Low-dose (1 microgram) adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) stimulation as a screening test for impaired hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis function: sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in comparison with the high-dose (250 microgram) test.
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