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Definition of the noun adrenocorticotrophic hormone
What does adrenocorticotrophic hormone mean as a name of something?
- a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of adrenocorticotrophic hormone: ACTH / adrenocorticotrophin / adrenocorticotropic hormone / adrenocorticotropin / corticotrophin / corticotropin
- more generic terms: endocrine / hormone / internal secretion = the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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Clinical Biochemistry (2016)
by Nessar Ahmed
Adrenocorticotrophic hormone is usually measured by radioimmunoassay (RiA), iRMA, or with an automated immunoassay analyser. Care must be taken to avoid stressing the patient when collecting blood samples for ACTH measurement. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone is the principal regulator of cortisol secretion and is usefully measured in plasma to see if secretion is high in adrenal failure or pituitary disease secreting ACTH autonomously, or is lowered, by the presence of high ...
Textbook for MRCOG - 1 (2016)
Basic Sciences in Obstetrics & Gynaecology by Richa Saxena
Adrenocorticotrophic hormone is a polypeptide with a molecular weight of 4,500 daltons. Protein hormones including ACTH are synthesised on ribosomes and stored by the Golgi apparatus in separate vesicles within the same cell. ACTH contains the sequence of alpha-melanocytestimulating hormone. The remainder of the molecule (amino acids 18–39) is the corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP). Adrenocorticotrophic hormone can be expressed in numerous tissues ...
Black’s Medical Dictionary (2017)
by Harvey Marcovitch
Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), although a polypeptide, is derived from basophil cells. The posterior pituitary lobe, or neuro-hypophysis, is closely connected with the hypothalamus by the hypothalamic-hypophyseal tracts. It is concerned with the production or storage of OXYTOCIN and VASOPRESSIN (the antidiuretic hormone). Pituitary hormones Growth hormone, gonadotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone and thyrotrophic hormones can be assayed in blood or ...
Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)
by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis
See adrenocorticotrophic hormone. corticotrophinoma /korމtiākǀātrǀމfiānǀމmۑ/, a pituitary adenoma made up predominantly of corticotrophs; excessive adrenocorticotrophic hormone (corticotrophin) secretion may be associated with Cushing's disease or Nelson's syndrome. See also Cushing's disease, Nelson's syndrome. corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), a polypeptide hormone secreted by the hypothalamus into the pituitary portal system, where it triggers the release of ...
Black's Medical Dictionary (2005)
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), although a polypeptide, is derived from basophil cells. The posterior pituitary lobe, or neurohypophysis, is closely connected with the hypothalamus by the hypothalamic-hypophyseal tracts. It is concerned with the ...
by Dr Caroline Shreeve
adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) which stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete the hormone cortisol. The pituitary gland's posterior lobe produces two hormones: (a) oxytocin, which stimulates the uterus to develop labour contractions at the end of pregnancy, and stimulates the breast tissue to produce milk; ...
A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals, 3 Volume Set by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), and gonadotrophic hormones such as ...
The Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)
A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox
Glucocorticoids are released from the adrenal gland under control of adrenocorticotrophic hormone from the pituitary, which in turn is regulated primarily by the release of corticotropin ...
by Denise Tiran
adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) anterior pituitary gland hormone that stimulates adrenal cortex. adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ...
by Pei-Show Juo
Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone Variant spelling of adrenocorticotropic hormone. Adrenocorticotropic Pertaining to the stimulation of the adrenal cortex. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the synthesis and secretion of adrenal cortical hormones by the adrenal cortex. Adrenocorticotropin Synonym for adrenocorticotropic hormone.
by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy
adrenaline adrenocorticotrophic hormone test testosterone and oestrogens. Renin from the kidney controls adrenal cortical production of aldosterone. The adrenal medulla manufactures the catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline. Also called suprarenal gland. adrenaline, an endogenous adrenal hormone and synthetic adrenergic agent. It acts as an agonist at alpha1, beta1 and beta2 receptors. INDICATIONS □ It is prescribed to treat anaphylaxis, acute bronchial spasm and ...
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