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adrenocorticotropic hormone

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noun
  1. ACTH.
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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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adrenocorticotropic hormone in Medicine

adrenocorticotropic hormone

n.
  1. ACTH.
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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.
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