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 (ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏp′ĭn, -trō′pĭn) also ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·in (-trŏf′ĭn, trō′fĭn)

[adreno- + cortico- + -tropin.]
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Noun1.adrenocorticotrophin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotrophin - 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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Burt, "Acute effect of increasing glucocorticoid replacement dose on cardiovascular risk and insulin sensitivity in patients with adrenocorticotrophin deficiency," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
Changes of circulating P-endorphin, adrenocorticotrophin and cortisol concentrations during growth and rearing in Thoroughbred foals.
[11.] Benguira S, Hontela A (2000) Adrenocorticotrophin and cyclic adenosine 3', 5'-monophosphate-stimulated cortisol secretion in interrenal tissue of rainbow trout exposed in vitro to DDT compounds.
Low-dose (1 microgram) adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) stimulation as a screening test for impaired hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis function: sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in comparison with the high-dose (250 microgram) test.
However, in certain situations it may be of importance as pathological conditions may develop in this ectopic tissue similar to those seen in normally situated glands, including hyperplasia and neoplasia.[sup.1] Compensatory functional hypertrophy of these tissues in patients who have undergone bilateral adrenalectomy due to pathologic adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH) production may occur.
McMillen, "Maternal undernutrition throughout pregnancy increases adrenocorticotrophin receptor and steroidogenic acute regulatory protein gene expression in the adrenal gland of twin fetal sheep during late gestation, "Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, vol.

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