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

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Google previewClinical 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 ...

Google previewTextbook 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 ...

Google previewBlack’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 ...

Google previewMosby'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 ...

Google previewBlack'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 ...

Google previewThe Alternative Dictionary Of Symptoms And Cures (2011)

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; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Denise Tiran

adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) anterior pituitary gland hormone that stimulates adrenal cortex. adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

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.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions (2009)

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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