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

[adreno- + cortico- + -tropin.]
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Noun1.adrenocorticotropin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotropin - 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


n. adrenocorticotropina, hormona secretada por la pituitaria, estimulante de la corteza suprarrenal.
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The role of the low dose (1 microgram) adrenocorticotropin test in the evaluation of patients with pituitary diseases.
Cyp1b1 is expressed constitutively in the adrenal gland, ovary, and testes and is highly inducible by adrenocorticotropin, cAMP, peptide hormones, and Ahr ligands (Buters et al.
Diminished adrenocorticotropin response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia in nondepressed, actively drinking male alcoholics.
Continuous infusion of adrenocorticotropin elevates circulating lipoprotein, cholesterol and corticosterone concentrations in chickens.
This thyroid-regulating effect of CRH in amphibians is in addition to the well-characterized effects of CRH on adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) release in vertebrates (24).
Intraoperative adrenocorticotropin levels during transphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease do not predict cure.
Synergistic roles of interleukin-6, interleukin-1, and tumor necrosis factor in the adrenocorticotropin response to bacterial lipopolysaccharide in vivo.
Plasma adrenocorticotropin and cortisol responses to brief high-intensity exercise in humans.
Y-1 cells increase the synthesis of progesterone and its derivatives in response to adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) (33).
Routine inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the differential diagnosis of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)-dependent Cushing's syndrome: early recognition of the occult ectopic ACTH syndrome.
It activates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, increasing adrenocorticotropin and plasma cortisol (104,105).
CYP1B1 is also involved in the metabolism of steroid hormones, as suggested by its tissue distribution pattern (7,10), and is inducible by adrenocorticotropin and peptide hormones (4, 10-12).

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