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adrenocorticotropic

 [ah-dre″no-kor″tĭ-ko-trop´ik]
having a stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex; called also adrenocorticotrophic and corticotropic.

a·dre·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pic

, adrenocorticotrophic (ă-drē'nō-kōr'ti-kō-trō'pik, -trō'fik),
Stimulating growth of the suprarenal cortex or secretion of its hormones.
[adrenal cortex + G. trophē, nurture; tropē, a turning]

adrenocorticotrophic

/adre·no·cor·ti·co·tro·phic/ (-kor″tĭ-ko-tro´fik) adrenocorticotropic.

adrenocortical

adjective Referring to the adrenal cortex.

adrenocorticotrophic

Causing stimulation of the outer layer of the adrenal gland and promoting secretion of the adrenal cortical hormones.

ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pic

, adrenocorticotrophic (ă-drē'nō-kōr'ti-kō-trō'pik, -trō'fik)
Stimulating growth of the suprarenal cortex or secretion of its hormones.
Synonym(s): adrenotropic, adrenotrophic.
[adrenal cortex + G. trophē, nurture; tropē, a turning]

adrenocorticotrophic

adrenocorticotropic; corticotropic.

adrenocorticotrophic hormone
a hormone elaborated by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the action of the adrenal cortex. See also acth.
adrenocorticotrophic hormone secreting tumor
adenoma of either posterior or intermediate lobe; causes a syndrome of cortical excess (Cushing's syndrome).
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