corticotropic


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to corticotropic: corticotropic hormone

corticotropic

 [kor″tĭ-ko-trop´ik]
1. having a stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex.

corticotropic

, corticotrophic (kŏr″tĭ-kō-trōp′ĭk) (-trōf′ĭk) [″ + Gr. trophe, nourishment; ″ + Gr. trope, a turn]
Pert. to corticotropin.
References in periodicals archive ?
This triggers the pituitary gland (below the hypothalamus) to secrete adrenal corticotropic hormone (ACTH).
-- Elevations in levels of corticotropic releasing hormone maybe the common denominator that underlies the association between depression and a number of other diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, Dr.
A number of pharmaceutical companies as well as NIH are investing in developing medications to block receptors for corticotropic releasing hormone (CRH).
CRH induces corticotropic cells within the AP to produce adrenocorticotropin (ACTH); ACTH in turn triggers the release of glucocorticoids (GC) from adrenal cortical cells.
In the anterior lobe of the pituitary (pars distalis) corticotropic cells express the propiomelanocortin gene (POMC).
POMC is the precursor for several peptide hormones that are produced by posttranslational precessing, some of which are involved in energy homeostasis, including [alpha]-melanophore stimulating hormone (MSH), corticotropic hormone (ACTH) and [beta]-endorphin (Hadley and Haskell Luevano, 1999).
The chicken embryo as a model for developmental endocrinology; development of the thyrotropic, corticotropic and somatotropic axes.

Full browser ?