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cor·ti·co·tro·pin

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

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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.corticotropin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortexcorticotropin - 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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Translations

cor·ti·co·tro·pin

n. corticotropina, sustancia hormonal de actividad adrenocorticotrópica.
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corticotropin

n corticotropina, hormona adrenocorticotrópica
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Corticotropin releasing hormone and imaging, rethinking the stress axis.
In healthy people, without stress, cortisol secretion shows diurnal variation under the influence of corticotropin released by the pituitary gland.
Chandler, "Corticotropin releasing factor dose-dependently modulates excitatory synaptic transmission in the noradrenergic nucleus locus coeruleus," European Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Cosyntropin depot is a synthetic corticotropin and is similar to Synacten Depot which has the same activity as the body's natural ACTH.
However, due to elevated levels of plasma cortisol, corticotropin, and corticotropin-releasing factor during pregnancy, this is not the method of choice in pregnancy.
A team of researchers led by Mikito Takefuji from Nagoya University School of Medicine discovered that a signalling protein called corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 (Crhr2) is expressed on the surface of heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, and that Crhr2 levels increase in mice suffering from heart failure.
This detailed study also includes the major drugs listed for glomerulonephritis that consist of (irbesartan + propagermanium), ACH-4471, AMY-101, AVX-002, BaxB-01, BaxG-03, belimumab, blisibimod, BLR-400, budesonide, CCX-140, corticotropin, eculizumab, fostamatinib disodium, iosmapimod, monoclonal antibodies to inhibit ITGAM for cardiovascular, immunology and Kidney Diseases.
M2 PHARMA-January 18, 2017-ANI names Karen Quinn PhD as VP, Corticotropin Regulatory Affairs
Thatcher-Britton, "Stimulant and anxiogenic effects of corticotropin releasing factor.," Progress in clinical and biological research, vol.
The researchers collected patient demographics, hospital length of stay, hospital admission cost, use of various diagnostic studies (such as lumbar puncture, brain MRI, and EEG), and medications used for infantile spasms (including antiepileptic drugs, corticotropin, and steroids).
The urocortins (Ucn1, Ucn2, and Ucn3), members of the corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) [4] family, have diverse bioactivities and participate in the neuroendocrine responses to stress, appetite suppression, immuno-modulation, energy and water homeostasis, and cardiovascular function (1-5).

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