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ACTH

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  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.

Origin of ACTH

1940–45; a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone)
Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin.

adrenocorticotropic hormone

noun
  1. ACTH.

Origin of adrenocorticotropic hormone

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called a·dre·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pin [uh-dree-noh-kawr-ti-koh-troh-pin] /əˌdri noʊˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtroʊ pɪn/.
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British Dictionary definitions for adrenocorticotropin

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 disordersAlso called: corticotrophin
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adrenocorticotropin in Medicine

adrenocorticotropin

(ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏpĭn, -trōpĭn)
n.
  1. ACTH

ACTH

n.
  1. 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.adrenocorticotropin adrenotropin corticotropin

adrenocorticotropic hormone

n.
  1. ACTH.

adrenocorticotropin in Science

ACTH

  1. Abbreviation of adrenocorticotropic hormone

adrenocorticotropic hormone

[ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk]
  1. A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol and other steroid hormones.