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having a stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex; called also adrenocorticotrophic and corticotropic.
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, 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]
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adjective Referring to the adrenal cortex.
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Causing stimulation of the outer layer of the adrenal gland and promoting secretion of the adrenal cortical hormones.
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, 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]
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Previous studies (23,26,31) have reported that Qigong has the effect of relaxing subjects and decreasing their anxiety, which results in a decrease in cortisol and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) along with an increase in beta-endorphin.
In rats, maternal deprivation results in a significant decrease in plasma adrenocorticotrophic hormone concentration and increase in plasma corticosterone compared to that in non-deprived rats (Suarez et al., 2001).
In addition it can lead to the production of multiple cytokines, including interlukin-1, endothelin-1, alpha melanocyte-stimulating hormone ([alpha]-MSH), and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) from keratinocytes, which in turn upregulate melanocyte proliferation and melanogenesis.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone then stimulates the release of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH; O'Connor et al., 2000).
Ultrasonography and hormone profiles of adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) induced persistent ovarian follicles (cyst) in cattle.
Subsequent bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sample (BIPSS) was performed for the localization diagnosis [Figure 1]d, which demonstrated adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) level of inferior petrosal sinus and femoral vein at 0 min were 691.4 ng/L and 162.9 ng/L, at 5 min were 952.2 ng/L and 172.3 ng/L, respectively; GH level of inferior petrosal sinus and femoral vein at 0 min were 6.34 ng/ml and 3.88 ng/ml, at 5 min were 3.7 ng/ml and 2.38 ng/ml, respectively.
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Cytokines increase levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone and adrenocorticotrophic hormone, leading to a higher-than-normal cortisol concentration in depressed patients.(8)

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