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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Binding of CRH to its receptor on pituitary corticotropes induces the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) into the systemic circulation.
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.