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having a stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex; called also adrenocorticotrophic and corticotropic.


, 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]


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


adjective Referring to the adrenal cortex.


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


, 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]


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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14) Therefore, the typical HPA axis-related hormones cortisol, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), prolactin (PRL) and human growth hormone (GH) were targeted in the present study.
8) SCC of the bladder, as mostly a neuroendocrine tumor, secrete antidiuretic hormone and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH).
Cortisol deficiency results in an increase in adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) concentrations due to a lack of negative feedback to the pituitary.
16) In humans vitamin C secretion occurs as part of the stress response via hormone regulation, specifically in response to stimulation via the hormone adrenocorticotrophic (ACTFI).
Various forms of stress cause the hypothalamus to signal the pituitary to release adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), which stimulates the adrenal cortex to release cortisol.
The non-specific effect of corticosteroids, including adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), in reducing inflammation and their effect in quieting allergic reactions, made these compounds attractive as a possible treatment for acute exacerbations.

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