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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.adrenocorticotropin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexadrenocorticotropin - 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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n. adrenocorticotropina, hormona secretada por la pituitaria, estimulante de la corteza suprarrenal.
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The hormones prolactin, leu-enkephalin, and adrenocorticotropin (also called ACTH) are produced when we are under a lot of pressure.
The adrenocorticotropin stimulation test: Contribution of a physiologically based model developed in horse for its interpretation in different pathophysiological situations encountered in man.
And UV radiation increases expression of the proopiomelanocortin (POMC) gene, resulting in production of beta-endorphin (producing feelings of well-being) and production of ACTH (adrenocorticotropin hormone), which increases production of the immune modulator Cortisol.
Diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP) reduces serum prolactin, thyrotropin, luteinizing hormone, and growth hormone and increases adrenocorticotropin and corticosterone in rats: involvement of dopaminergic and somatostatinergic as well as cholinergic pathways.
Adrenocorticotropin and corticotropin-releasing hormone tests in preterm infants.
(7) Secondary adrenal insufficiency stems from the pituitary gland releasing inadequate amounts of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), a hormone that tells the adrenal glands to make Cortisol.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone-induced adrenocorticotropin and cortisol secretion depends on sleep and wakefulness.
Adrenocorticotropin Hormone (ACTH) is involved in regulating the secretion of corticoid hormones through the adrenocortical glands.
Serum plasma growth hormone (GH), insulin like growth factor-I (IGF-I), prolactin (PRL), adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH), morning cortisol, 24 hour urinary cortisol, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), leutinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone (T) and Estradiol (E2) levels were performed.
This is because stimulation of the ?4 pathway toward adrenocorticotropin in the ZR is not significant during adrenarche.

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