from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of cortisone and other hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin.
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- adrenocorticotropic hormone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a growth hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; stimulates the adrenal cortex.
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- n. a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)