corticotrope


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corticotroph

 [kor´tĭ-ko-trōf]
a type of acidophil found in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that secretes corticotropin; it is synthesized as a large prohormone containing both corticotropin and β-lipotropin.

corticotrope

a cell of the anterior pituitary gland that secretes ACTH.
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The corticotropes in the anterior pituitary stop further secretion of ACTH until the concentration of cortisol in the blood drops.