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Definition of the noun adrenocorticotropin

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noun - plural: adrenocorticotropins

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


adrenocorticotropin 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 previewObjective Biology for NEET & Other Medical College Entrance Examinations

by Bhatia

Glucagon Adrenocorticotropin is a hormone of (a) Pituitary (b) Adrenal (c) Thyroid ...

Google previewBiochemistry (2012)

The Chemical Reactions Of Living Cells by David Metzler

Adrenocorticotropin is a hormone of the adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary). The hormones of the adenohypophysis are released under the influence of releasing factors (regulatory factors) produced in the neighboring hypothalamus (a ...

Google previewLiving Chemistry (2012)

by David Ucko

Adrenocorticotropin is a polypeptide made up of 39 amino acids. Also known as corticotropin and ACTH, it is one of the most essential hormones. It stimulates growth of the adrenal cortex and the release of its steroid hormones— cortisol and ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

The cortex of the adrenal glands requires stimulation by a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, adrenocorticotropin. adrenaline. See epinephrine. adrenocorticotropic hormone (adrenocorticotropin, ACTH). A hormone liberated by the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

adrenocorticotropin. adiponectin A protein (adipocyte complementrelated 30 kDa protein, gelatin-binding protein, 244 aa) secreted only by adipocytes and an important adipokine involved in the control of fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie


Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

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

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 previewEncyclopedia of Mental Health (2015)

glucagon-like peptide, hypocretins/orexins, insulin, leptin, melanin- concentrating hormone, neuropeptide Y, α-Melanocyte stimulating hormone, adrenocorticotropin, angiotension II, vasopressin, cholecystokinin, corticotropinreleasing factor, ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

adrenocorticotropin [ -dre′′no-kor′′t -ko-tro'pin] adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)or corticotropin. adrenocorticotropin- releasing factor [ -dre′′no-kor′′t -ko-tro'pin] thoughttobe released from the fetal ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2000)

by Roberto Patarca Montero

Adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH): See NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY. Akureyridisease: See ICELAND DISEASE. Allergies : The elevated serum levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) determined in one study ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Sports Medicine (2010)

by Priyanka Narang

Adrenocorticotropin has been misused to increase the blood levels of endogenous corticosteroids, notably to obtain the euphoric effect of corticosteroids. The application of corticotropin is considered to be equivalent to the ...

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

Adrenocorticotropin responses following administration of ethanol and ovine corticotropin-releasing hormone in ...

Google previewThe Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2004)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

The releasing factors are peptides and they modulate the secretion of anterior lobe hormones such as somatotropin, thyrotropin, adrenocorticotropin, lactogenic hormone, and the gonadotropins. Each will be discussed briefly. Somatotropin ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

-Endorphin and Cardiovascular and Other Responses GLOSSARY adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) The pituitary hormone which regulates adrenal ...

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