adrenocorticotropin-hormone (ACTH)-producing adenoma

(redirected from adrenocorticotropin-hormone ACTH-producing adenoma)

ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pin-hor·mone (ACTH)-pro·duc·ing ad·e·no·ma

(prŏ-dūs'ing ad'ĕ-nō'mă)
A pituitary tumor composed of corticotrophs that produce ACTH, often a basophilic adenoma; may give rise to Cushing disease or Nelson syndrome.
Synonym(s): ACTH-producing adenoma.
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