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Definition of the noun acth

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noun - plural: -

  1. a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex

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  1. 'A'dreno'c'ortico't'ropic 'h'ormone.


  1. ACTH a.k.a. Proopiomelanocortin: Pro-opiomelanocortin is a precursor polypeptide with 241 amino acid residues. POMC is synthesized from the 285-amino-acid-long polypeptide precursor pre-pro-opiomelanocortin, by the removal of a 44-amino-acid-long signal peptide sequence during translation.
  2. Acth a.k.a. proopiomelanocortin (adrenocorticotropin/ beta-lipotropin/ alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta-melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta-endorphin) is a gene.
    • also known as melanotropin gamma, beta-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, corticotropin-like intermediary peptide, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, melanotropin beta, pro-ACTH-endorphin, gamma-LPH, beta-endorphin, beta-MSH, proopiomelanocortin, lipotropin beta, beta-LPH, corticotropin, alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, corticotropin-lipotrophin, lipotropin gamma, pro-opiomelanocortin, alpha-MSH, met-enkephalin, melanotropin alpha, gamma-MSH

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Google previewBiological effects of power frequency electric and magnetic fields

ACTH is a hormone one of whose functions is to stimulate the production of corticosterone by the adrenal tissue.

Google previewKnobil and Neill's Physiology of Reproduction (2006)

by Ernst Knobil, Jimmy D. Neill

ACTH is a 39 amino acid peptide derived from a larger precursor protein, pro- opiomelanocortin (POMC). This precursor...

The Adrenal Glands Circulating ACTH is the key regulator of glucocorticoid synthesis and release by the adrenal gland.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (2010)

by D. S. Mills, Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

ACtH ( adrenocorticotropic hormone) ACTH is the abbreviation for adrenocorticotropic hormone. ACTH is a 39aminoacid peptide hormone produced in the anterior pituitary gland.

Google previewKochar's Clinical Medicine for Students (2009)

by Dario M. Torre, Geoffrey C. Lamb, Jerome Van Ruiswyk, Ralph M. Schapira

CORTICOTROPIN ACTH is a polypeptide derived from modification of a much larger precursor molecule named POMC. Its secretion from the pituitary is tightly controlled via negative feedback from cortisol. Adrenal steroidogenesis, primarily ...

Google previewStell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Fifth Edition (2011)

by John Watkinson, Ralph W Gilbert

Because ACTH is a 39 amino acid protein with a short halflife, it is easier to measure plasma cortisol and 24-hour urinary-free cortisol levels when assessing pituitary/adrenal function. The loss of diurnal rhythm can be detected by measuring ...

Google previewMosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference (2014)

by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana, Theresa N Pagana

ACTH is a very unstable peptide in plasma and should be stored at −20°C to prevent artificially low values. Abnormal findings Increased levels Decreased levels Addison disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) Cushing syndrome ( pituitary- ...

Google previewCracking the DAT (2012)

by Princeton Review

ACTH is a tropic hormone because it does not directly affect physiological endpoints. but merely regulates another regulator (cortisol). Cortisol regulates physiological endpoints. including cellular responses to stress and serum [ glucose].

Google previewPharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics (1973)

by R. S. Satoskar, S. D. Bhandarkar &nirmala N. Rege

ACTH is the specific adenohypophyseal hormone which maintains the structure and regulates the function of the adrenal cortex. It is secreted ...

Google previewAdvances in Pro-Opiomelanocortin Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)


ACTH is a less potent activator of the MC4 receptor than .alpha.- MSH.

Google previewEssential Endocrinology (2013)

A Primer for Nonspecialists by C.R. Kannan

the anterior pituitary (ACTH or 3-lipotropin) but do not possess the enzymatic machinery of the intermediate lobe to cleave these big molecules into smaller cleavage products. Human ACTH is a linear polypeptide containing 39 amino acids.

Google previewHandbook of Stress and the Brain (2005)

by T. Steckler, N. H. Kalin, J. M. H. M. Reul

ACTH is a product of proopiomelanocortin is important for the physiological growth and function (POMC), together with b-lipotropic hormone of the thyroid gland. Besides the hormone-producing/ (b-LPH), endorphins, encephalin, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

In the anterior pituitary , POMC is processed predominantly to ACTH and -lipotropin (-LPH) but some ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

reduces cortisol and aldosterone synthesis leading to elevated ACTH levels and hyperplasia of the adrenal cortex. Aldosterone deficiency ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2000)

by Roberto Patarca Montero


Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology (2006)

The Whys and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology by Alexander Senning

ACTH an abbreviation for adrenocorticotropic hormone actin derived from actus (Latin: an act), ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

Accommodation ACE Adrenocortical extract; angiotensin-converting enzyme ACh Acetylcholine ACH Adrenocortical hormone ACLS Advanced cardiac life support ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone AD Right ear (auris dextra) ADD Attention ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone ADH antidiuretic hormone ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADP adenosine diphosphate AF64A acetylethylcholine ...

Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Psychology (2013)

by Nicky Hayes, Peter Stratton


Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

ABL AβP ABPN ACA ACC ACGME Ach AchE ACOA ACT ACTH ADC ADD ADDH ADE ADH ADHD ADI ADIS ADL ADNFLE ADR ADT AA Alcoholics Anonymous; Achievement Age AAMI Age-associated memory impairment AANB ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychology (2000)

ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone. AD Average deviation. ADH Antidiuretic hormone. AER Average evoked ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

Accelerometry Roger Bartlett Achilles tendon injury Christer Rolf Acromioclavicular joint dislocation Christer Rolf ACTH (adrenocorticotrophic hormone) Gary Green Acupuncture Angela Ryan Acute rehabilitation Walter R. Frontera Acute renal ...

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