corticotrope

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corticotroph

 [kor´tĭ-ko-trōf]
a type of acidophil found in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that secretes corticotropin; it is synthesized as a large prohormone containing both corticotropin and β-lipotropin.

corticotrope

a cell of the anterior pituitary gland that secretes ACTH.
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01), with corticotropes = gonadotropes = lactotropes < thyrotropes = somatotropes.
The rare cell types, including corticotropes and thyrotropes (Figure 3), showed similar changes at the corresponding time points.
The corticotropes in the anterior pituitary stop further secretion of ACTH until the concentration of cortisol in the blood drops.