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adrenocorticotropic

[uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/
adjective
1.
stimulating the adrenal cortex.
Also, adrenocorticotrophic
[uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /əˈdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; adreno- + cortico- + -tropic
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Examples for adrenocorticotropic
  • Twenty percent of the patients also had antibodies against adrenocorticotropic hormone, which plays a role in stress regulation.
British Dictionary definitions for adrenocorticotropic

adrenocorticotrophic

/əˌdriːnəʊˌkɔːtəkəʊˈtrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
stimulating the adrenal cortex
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adrenocorticotropic in Medicine

adrenocorticotropic ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·trop·ic (ə-drē'nō-kôr'tĭ-kō-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk) or ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·ic (-trŏf'ĭk, -trō'fĭk)
adj.
Stimulating or otherwise acting on the adrenal cortex.

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