adrenocorticotropic hormone


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adrenocorticotropic hormone

also adrenocorticotrophic hormone
n.
ACTH.

ACTH

a hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the production of steroids in the cortex of the adrenal glands.
Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin.
[1940–45; a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic)h(ormone)]
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Noun1.adrenocorticotropic hormone - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotropic 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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It was speculated that epinephrine released by pheochromocytoma might stimulate adrenocorticotropic hormone release and increase cortical functions.
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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The release of certain chemicals, such as cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone makes the heart beat faster, muscles tighten, breathing quicken and blood pressure rising.
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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.
They include, among others, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, and growth hormone (GH) and modulate the functions of several peripheral endocrine glands (i.
At the same time, the brain instructs the pituitary gland, which is in the brain, to release adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).
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