adrenocorticotropic hormone

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adrenocorticotropic hormone

also adrenocorticotrophic hormone


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)]
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Noun1.adrenocorticotropic hormone - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotropic hormone - 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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