adrenocorticotropic, adrenocorticotrophic hormone


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adrenocorticotropic, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) or corticotropin

a small, proteinaceous hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the PITUITARY. It controls the secretion of other hormones of the cortex of the ADRENAL GLAND.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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