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Definition of the noun corticotropin

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noun - plural: corticotropins

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

Alternative definition of the noun corticotropin


  1. adrenocorticotropic hormone


corticotropin 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 previewClinical Pharmacology (2007)

With STUDENTCONSULT Access by Peter N. Bennett, Morris J. Brown

Natural corticotropin is a 39-amino-acid polypeptide secreted by the anterior pituitary gland; it is obtained from animal pituitaries. The physiological activity resides in the first 24 amino acids (which are common to many species) and most ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

Corticotropin is a hormone elaborated by the pituitary gland that is directed to (or turned toward) the adrenal cortex, where it stimulates hormonal activity. Similarly, a gonadotropin is directed to and has a stimulating effect on the gonads or ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

μg/dL– normal, 624 μg/dL; corticotropin stimulation testlittle Increased after stimulation–normal, plasma cortisol ≥ 20 μg/dL • primary adrenal insufficiency Corticotropin stimulation testno Increased after stimulation–normal, plasma cortisol ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

Corticotropin. Synonyms Adrenocorticotrope Hormone (ACTH) >• Gluco- mineralocorticoid Receptors...

Corticotropin. Releasing. Hormone. > Gluco- mineralocorticoid Receptors Co-stimulation Cough It is an essential step in the induction 394 ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Corticotropin is the British Pharmacopoeia name forthe adrenocorticotrophic hormone of the PITUITARY GLAND, also known as ACTH. It is so-called because it stimulatesthe functions of the cortex of the suprarenal glands. This results, among ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

It also inhibits corticotropin (ACTH) stimulated corticosterone production. corticosteroids Steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex. Formed in response to adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH). Regulate both carbohydrate metabolism and ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

SYN: corticotropin. adrenomedullary h. Any of several hormones (such as epinephrine and norepinephrine) produced by the adrenal medulla. androgenic h. Androgen. anterior pituitary h. Any of several hormones secreted by the anterior lobe ...

Google previewDorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Dorland

corticotropin. adrenomedullary h's, substances secreted by the adrenal medulla, including epinephrine and norepinephrine. androgenic h., androgen. anterior pituitary h's, those produced in the adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary), ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1R1T1I1C3O1T1R1O1P3I1N1

The value of this 13-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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