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 (ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) also ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·ic (-trŏf′ĭk, -trō′fĭk)
Stimulating or otherwise acting on the adrenal cortex.

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(əˌdriːnəʊˌkɔːtəkəʊˈtrɒfɪk) or


(Biochemistry) stimulating the adrenal cortex
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Adj.1.adrenocorticotrophic - stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotrophic - stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex
stimulative - capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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The next hormonal axis to be affected is the gonadotropins; the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), followed by adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and finally loss of thyrotropin (TSH) secretion.10 Hypopituitarism is generally difficult to diagnose and the diagnosis is often delayed or missed because of lack of understanding of this condition.
A recent study evaluated the influence of psychosocial stress on serum and salivary biomarkers by administering Trier Social Stress Test.[44] In response to stress, there was an increase in the levels of various salivary steroids, salivary amylases, adrenocorticotrophic hormones, and salivary a-amylases.
[14] If metyrapone is not available, the 0.5 [microg/1.73 [m.sup.2] adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test is a good second choice, provided serum cortisol levels are measured at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 minutes.
Adrenocorticotrophic hormone levels in the subset of patients with Cushing's disease increased about two-fold from baseline to the end of the maintenance phase.
Central serous retinopathy associated with adrenocorticotrophic hormone therapy.
All of these factors are related to the HPA axis, which is an important mediator of infertility involved in the secretion of CRH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), and cortisol.
The good clinical response regarding diabetes treatment such as polyuria and polydipsia absence and body weight maintenance (NELSON, 2015) even with a low relative insulin doses, and plasma cortisol after adrenocorticotrophic hormone stimuli under the reference range (BEHREND et al., 2012) gives subside for tumor cachexia in this case.
Because the patient was on long-term corticosteroid therapy, to rule out adrenal insufficiency, serum Cortisol and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) levels were measured and were found to be within normal limits [1.17 (6.2-194) [micro]g/dL and ACTH 1.7 (0-46) pg/mL, respectively].
The thalamus decreases the contaction of the muscles and levels of the adrenocorticotrophic hormone and alters the sympathetic system activation.
ACTH (adrenocorticotrophic hormone) is the hormone that can overstimulate production of Cortisol by the adrenal glands leading to Cushing's disease.
Fasting blood glucose, serum cortisol, and the adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) levels, as well as the arterial blood pressure readings of all patients, were measured at 8:30 in the morning before the treatment.

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