adrenocorticotropic hormone

adrenocorticotropic hormone

noun
Also called adrenocorticotropin [uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-troh-pin] .


Origin:
1935–40

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adrenocorticotropic hormone or adrenocorticotrophic hormone
n.
ACTH.

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adrenocorticotropic hormone   (ə-drē'nō-kôr'tĭ-kō-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol and other steroid hormones.
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