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ACTH

1.
Biochemistry. a polypeptide hormone, produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates the cortex of adrenal glands.
2.
Pharmacology. this substance, extracted from the pituitary glands of hogs and other species, in the form of its white, water-soluble powder, used for the diagnosis of diseases that impair the adrenal glands.
Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone)

adrenocorticotropic hormone

noun
1.
ACTH.
Also called adrenocorticotropin
[uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-troh-pin] /əˌdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtroʊ pɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1935-40
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ACTH

noun
1.
adrenocorticotrophic hormone; a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates growth of the adrenal gland and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, and many other disorders Also called corticotrophin
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adrenocorticotropin in Medicine

ACTH (ā'sē'tē-āch')
n.
Adrenocorticotropic hormone; a hormone that is produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and that stimulates the secretion of cortisone, aldosterone, and other hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, adrenotropin, corticotropin.

adrenocorticotropic hormone or adrenocorticotrophic hormone
n.
ACTH.

adrenocorticotropin ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·trop·in (ə-drē'nō-kôr'tĭ-kō-trŏp'ĭn, -trō'pĭn) or
n. or ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·in (-trŏf'ĭn, -trō'fĭn)
See ACTH.

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adrenocorticotropin in Science
ACTH  
Abbreviation of adrenocorticotropic hormone
adrenocorticotropic hormone
  (ə-drē'nō-kôr'tĭ-kō-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk)   
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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ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone
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