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Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Definition of the noun adrenocorticotropic hormone

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noun

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

Explanation

  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 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 Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

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

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 previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

products, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and melanocyte-stimulating hormone ( MSH), as well as vasopressin Antidepressant activity—thyrotropin . releasing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders (2005)

by William A. Petit, William A. Jr Petit, Christine A. Adamec

GROWTH HORMONE, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three-Volume Set, 1- 3 (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 previewEncyclopedia of Psychopharmacology (2010)

by Ian Stolerman

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone A 35 Conclusion Cross-References References Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Vulnerability Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Definition.

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 previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (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 previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

adrenotropic hormone — See adrenocorticotropic hormone. ADRV — See adult rotavirus. adsorbent — A substance that is used to collect other substances, such as gaseous pollutants. adsorption — The ...

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