adrenocorticotropin

Medical Dictionary

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.

American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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.

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