adrenocorticotrophin


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corticotropin

 [kor″tĭ-ko-tro´pin]
1. a hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the cortex of the adrenal gland to secrete its hormones, including corticosterone. If production of corticotropin falls below normal, the adrenal cortex decreases in size, and production of the cortical hormones declines.
2. a pharmaceutical preparation of animal-derived corticotropin, administered intravenously for diagnostic testing of adrenocortical function and subcutaneously or intramuscularly, in a slowly absorbed gel form (repository corticotropin), as an anticonvulsant for treating infantile spasms. Called also adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), adrenocorticotropin, and corticotrophin.

adrenocorticotrophin

/adre·no·cor·ti·co·troph·in/ (-kor″tĭko-tro´fin) corticotropin.

adrenocorticotrophin

adrenocorticotropic hormone, or corticotropin.
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Relationships among plasma cortisol, adrenocorticotrophin, and severity of injury in recently injured patients.
Blood samples were taken from the jugular vein of 53 thoroughbreds at different times -three h before and 45 min after- for measuring the concentrations of glucose, non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA), lactate, uric acid, ammonia, insulin, adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and cortisol according to the race distance.
Diagnosis, therapy surveillance in Addison's disease: rapid adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) test and measurement of plasma ACTH, renin activity, and aldosterone.

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