corticotropic


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corticotropic

 [kor″tĭ-ko-trop´ik]
1. having a stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex.

corticotropic

, corticotrophic (kŏr″tĭ-kō-trōp′ĭk) (-trōf′ĭk) [″ + Gr. trophe, nourishment; ″ + Gr. trope, a turn]
Pert. to corticotropin.

corticotropic

having a stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex; pertaining to corticotropin; adrenocorticotropic.
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