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 (kôr′tĭ-kō-trō′pən) also cor·ti·co·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn)


(ˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈtrəʊfɪn) or


(Biochemistry) another name for adrenocorticotrophic hormone See ACTH
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Noun1.corticotrophin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexcorticotrophin - 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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This in turn causes a cascade of neuropeptides such as corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) along with glucocorticoids, to be disseminated.
10) These include serotonin receptors (95 per cent of the body's serotonin is found in the gut), muscarinic, dopamine and opioid receptors, as well as receptors for locally released and systemic hormones such as cholecystokinin, corticotrophin, ghrelin and somatostatin.
11) Treatment options for acute gout attacks include changes in the patient's lifestyle and the use of NSAIDs, colchicine, corticosteroids, and corticotrophin.
Role of thyrotrophin releasing hormone and corticotrophin releasing factor in stress related alterations of gastrointestinal motor function.
Perception of stress elicits adrenal release of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, which feed back negatively to the pituitary and hypothalamus, reducing and normalizing the stress response mediated by the hypothalamic corticotrophin releasing hormone (CHR) and pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone.
6) SCN neurons rhythmically release the neuropeptide arginine vasopressin (AVP) into the rostral paraventricular nucleus where it inhibits production of corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH) that controls ACTH release from the corticotrophic cells of the anterior pituitary.
Appraisals made in the limbic region cause the hypothalamus to release corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH; Pollard & Ice, 2007).
The patients with suppressed post DST cortisol levels were considered to have non-functional adenoma, if they additionally had at least one of the following criteria: (i) morning dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) levels[greater than or equal to]40 [micro]g/dl, (ii) non-suppressed plasma corticotrophin (normal value: [greater than or equal to]5 pg/ml) or (iii) UFC<110 [micro]g/day.
Changes in the peripheral blood leucocyte populations following an injection of corticotrophin in the immature chicken.
The evaluation of the eosinopenic response to corticotrophin and cortisone in the newborn infant.
Treatment of acute exacerbations with corticotrophin (ACTH).
37) Other neuroendocrine substances and structures involved include, but not limited to, serotonin, norepinephrine, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, opioid peptide receptors, [gamma]-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) systems, dynorphin, acetylcholine, corticotrophin releasing factor, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and corticosterone.