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Adrenocorticotropic hormone

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


  1. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone: A hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland and regulates hormone, primarily cortisol, secreted by the adrenal gland.
  2. adrenocorticotropic hormone a.k.a. proopiomelanocortin (adrenocorticotropin/ beta-lipotropin/ alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta-melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta-endorphin) is a gene.

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Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

adrenocorticotropic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) adrenocorticotropic hormone test adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test with cosyntropin adrenocorticotropic ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

Diseases ACTe = anodal closure tetanus ACTH = adrenocorticotropic hormone ACTH-LI = adrenocorticotropin-like immuno-reactivity ACTHR = adrenocorticotropic hormone receptor ACTHRf = adrenocorticotropic hormone releasing factor ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise (2008)

by William J. Kraemer, A. D. Rogol

ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone. *Responds to stressors as part of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis. *ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) and B-endorphin are anterior pituitary products of a common precursor ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a hormone of the adenohypophysis that stimulates growth of the adrenal cortex and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. ACTH secretion, regulated by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress, Three-Volume Set (2000)

orticotropin (adrenocorticotropic hormone; ACTH) is a 39-amino-acid peptide hormone produced by cells of the anterior pituitary gland and carried by the peripheral circulation to its effector organ, the adrenal cortex, where it stimulates the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a hormone of the adenohypophysis that stimulates growth of the adrenal cortex and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. ACTH secretion, regulated by ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, 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 previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

Glossary Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) – A peptide hormone released from the anterior pituitary gland that mediates the production and secretion of hormones of the adrenal cortex. Allostasis – The process of maintaining homeostasis ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone ACTH-LI adrenocorticotropin -like immunoreactivity ACTHR adrenocorticotropic hormone receptor ACTH-RF adrenocorticotropic hormone releasing factor ACTHR/MC-2 adrenocorticotropin ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

AcCoA:acetyl coenzyme A ACTH: adrenocorticotropic hormone ADH: antidiuretic hormone ADP:adenosine-5'-diphosphate AMP. adenosine-5'-phosphate ATP: adenosine-5'-triphosphate BMR: basal metabolic rate BUN: blood urea nitrogen ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) Thyroid-stimulating hormone Follicle- stimulating ...

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