corticotroph

[kôrtĭ-kō-trŏf′, trōf′]

n.

Any of the cells of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that produce adrenocorticotropic hormone.

Nearby words

  1. corticolous,
  2. corticospinal,
  3. corticosteroid,
  4. corticosteroid-binding globulin,
  5. corticosterone,
  6. corticotrophic,
  7. corticotrophin,
  8. corticotropin,
  9. corticotropin releasing factor,
  10. corticotropin-releasing hormone


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