ACTH

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ACTH

 (ā′sē′tē′āch′)
n.
A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of cortisol and other hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin.

[a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone).]

ACTH

n
(Biochemistry) adrenocorticotrophic hormone; a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates growth of the adrenal gland and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, and many other disorders. Also called: corticotrophin

ACTH

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)]

ACTH

(ā′sē′tē-āch′)
Short for adrenocorticotropic hormone. A hormone secreted by a lobe of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisone and related hormones.
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Noun1.ACTH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexACTH - 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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ACTH

abbr adrenocorticotropic hormone. V. hormone.
References in periodicals archive ?
Normally, any patient who has undergone pituitary adenoma removal usually receives a short course of postoperative steroids; those patients with clinically silent ACTH-secreting adenomas may have had pulsatile or a low level of hormone secreted preoperatively and may therefore have suppressed their own endogenous cortisol production.
Transsphenoidal adenomectomy is the treatment of choice for ACTH-secreting adenomas, but pharmacological therapy may be used for several weeks prior to surgery to control significant manifestations of hypercortisolism (such as diabetes, hypertension, and psychiatric disturbances).
The majority of patients with Cushing syndrome have ACTH-secreting adenomas in the pituitary, which can be treated by hemi-resection of the involved part of the pituitary or by enucleation of the adenoma.