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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.


(əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

also a•dre•no•cor•ti•co•troph•ic

(-ˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk)

stimulating the adrenal cortex.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adrenocorticotropic - stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotropic - 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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It was speculated that epinephrine released by pheochromocytoma might stimulate adrenocorticotropic hormone release and increase cortical functions.
A set of reagents for the determination of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Apelin and arginine vasopressin (AVP), the key stress hormones in ruminants, were reported to stimulate the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone [21-23], and subsequently cortisol was also demonstrated to stimulate GH secretion [14,17].
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It is described as an adrenal agent and adrenocorticotropic in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (1983).
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According to the company, the primary efficacy endpoint will assess the impact of ATR-101 on urinary free cortisol concentration, and secondary endpoints will evaluate the impact of ATR-101 on adrenal steroids/steroid intermediates and adrenocorticotropic hormone.
At the same time, the brain instructs the pituitary gland, which is in the brain, to release adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).
Prostatic adenocarcinoma with carcinoidal features producing adrenocorticotropic syndrome.
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