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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 previewEssentials of Pharmacotherapeutics (2000)

by F S K Barar

Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH, corticotrophin) The ACTH is a single chain polypeptide containing 39 amino acids,

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 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 ...

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 previewClinical Endocrinology of Dogs and Cats (2012)

An Illustrated Text by A. Rijnberk

Chemically ACTH is a single-chain peptide comprising 39 amino acid residues. In the anterior lobe it is synthesized from a well-characterized precursor molecule pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), which also gives rise to a number of other ...

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 previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

ACTH. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone Endocrinology A 39amino acid hormone produced by the anterior pituitary...

is in turn regulated by corticotropinreleasing hormone–CRH; ACTH is Increased in pituitarydependent Cushing syndrome ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Body Systems (2010)

by Julie McDowell

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) ACTH, also called corticotropin, is a small peptide hormone that stimulates cell development and hormone synthesis in the adrenal cortex (glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and gonadocorticoids).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

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

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Joseph Harris

adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

adrenocorticotropic hormone (adrenocorticotropin, ACTH). A hormone liberated by the anterior pituitary gland, which stimulates the cortex of the adrenal glands. The basophilic cells of the hypophyseal pituitary anterior lobe ...

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