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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.


(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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Sex steroids and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) were measured using chemiluminescence radioimmunoassay (Immulite 2000, Siemens, USA) in a central laboratory at IALCH.
In patients without RA an increase in inflammatory cytokine levels, trigger a release of hypothalamic corticotrophin releasing hormone, followed by pituitary production of adrenocorticotrophic hormone, and glucocorticoid secretions by adrenal cortex.
This, in turn, stimulates the pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH).
Production of cortisol, androgens, and adrenocorticotrophic hormone by the tumour.
Rheumatic fever is now believed to be a stress-related psychosomatic / organic disease, a "periodic imbalance of adrenocorticotrophic functions involved not with bacteria or viruses, but with the individual's fundamental reactivity with the environment" (Goldberg & Latimer 2014: 76).
Adrenocorticotrophic hormone; adrenocorticalsteroids and their synthetic analogs: inhibitors of the synthesisand actions of adrenocortical hormones.
Previous studies (23,26,31) have reported that Qigong has the effect of relaxing subjects and decreasing their anxiety, which results in a decrease in cortisol and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) along with an increase in beta-endorphin.
In rats, maternal deprivation results in a significant decrease in plasma adrenocorticotrophic hormone concentration and increase in plasma corticosterone compared to that in non-deprived rats (Suarez et al.
In addition it can lead to the production of multiple cytokines, including interlukin-1, endothelin-1, alpha melanocyte-stimulating hormone ([alpha]-MSH), and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) from keratinocytes, which in turn upregulate melanocyte proliferation and melanogenesis.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone then stimulates the release of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH; O'Connor et al.
Ultrasonography and hormone profiles of adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) induced persistent ovarian follicles (cyst) in cattle.
Subsequent bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sample (BIPSS) was performed for the localization diagnosis [Figure 1]d, which demonstrated adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) level of inferior petrosal sinus and femoral vein at 0 min were 691.

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