adrenocorticotropin


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to adrenocorticotropin: aldosterone, emedullate, hypomastia

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.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
Translations

ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pin

n. adrenocorticotropina, hormona secretada por la pituitaria, estimulante de la corteza suprarrenal.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hypothalamic control of adrenocorticotropin secretion: Advances since the discovery of 41-residue corticotropin-releasing factor.
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor with ectopic adrenocorticotropin production: a case report and review of literature.
Massage Increases Oxytocin and Reduces Adrenocorticotropin Hormone in Humans, 18 Alternative Therapies Health & Med.
April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Minor Use Minor Species (MUMS) designation for Nexcyon's adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), a synthetic peptide for the diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs.
MADISON, Wisconsin, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Minor Use Minor Species (MUMS) designation for Nexcyon's adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), a synthetic peptide for the diagnosis of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs.
Endocrine system leads to releasing of adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin-releasing hormone, cortisol, cytokine and prostaglandins in response to mother's physical and psychological stress by activating hypothalamus-pituitaryadrenal axis between mother and fetus.
In his 1999 study, Born and his fellow researchers found a hormone called adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) was found in higher levels in the blood when sleepers had an expectation to be woken up at a certain time.
Effects of stress produced by adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) on ECG and some blood parameters in vitamin C treated and non-treated chickens.
A natural history of adrenocorticotropin independent bilateral adrenal macronodular hyperplasia from preclinical to clinically overt Cushing's syndrome.
The ectopic adrenocorticotropin syndrome: clinical features, diagnosis, management, and longterm follow-up.
Thus, in this allostatic model, alcohol drinking can be viewed as both a reward and a stressor--an interpretation which is consistent with observations that acute doses of alcohol simultaneously increase brain concentrations of mesolimbic dopamine and other reinforcing neurotransmitters as well as brain levels of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and blood levels of adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) and cortisol, the major stress hormones in the brain and body (Rivier and Lee 1996).
Clinical review 104: Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)- and non-ACTH-mediated regulation of the adrenal cortex: neural and immune inputs.

Full browser ?