adrenocorticotrophic hormone


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adrenocorticotropic hormone

also adrenocorticotrophic hormone
n.
ACTH.

adrenocorticotrophic hormone

n
(Biochemistry) the full name of ACTH
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Noun1.adrenocorticotrophic hormone - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotrophic hormone - 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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Biochemical profile which included serum estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, leutinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, cortisol, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, T3, T4 and TSH was done.
Serum cortisol, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, free thyroxine (T4), thyroid stimulating hormone, testosterone, and prolactin levels were normal as well.
Cytokines increase levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone and adrenocorticotrophic hormone, leading to a higher-than-normal cortisol concentration in depressed patients.
Pituitary hormone studies were compatible with a status of primary pituitary insufficiency: Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) 4.

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