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adrenocorticotropic

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Stimulating or otherwise acting on the adrenal cortex.

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  • adj. That stimulates the adrenal cortex.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex

Etymologies

adren(al) + cortico- + -tropic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
adreno- +‎ corticotropic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • EPA scientists showed that the weed killer elevates stress-related hormones such as adrenocorticotropic hormone, or ACTH.

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  • Waveform modulation is mediated by circulating melanocortin peptides such as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) [6], [7].

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  • William Frey II, a biochemist at the St Paul-Ramsey Medical Center in Minneapolis, found that tears aren't just salt water; they contain leucine enkephalin, an endorphin that modulates pain, and hormones such as prolactin and adrenocorticotropic hormone, released at times of stress.

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  • In response to fear or stress, the hypothalamus in the brain secretes corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), which results in the pituitary gland releasing another hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) activates the adrenal glands that releases the stress hormone cortisol.

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  • Insomniacs have a significantly higher level of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenocorticotropic, both of which can suppress a healthy fertility cycle.

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  • Hormones that stay about the same or may become slightly decreased include thyroid-stimulating hormones, parathyroid hormone, and adrenocorticotropic hormone.

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  • The pituitary gland releases its characteristic hormone, ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone into the bloodstream.

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  • It stems from some derangement of function in the adrenocorticotropic bodies under free flight, we think.

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  • Among these substances are the hormones adrenocorticotropic hormone ACTH, and the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, all of which are released when the body is under stress.

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  • The Mount Sinai team, led by Mone Zaidi, MD, PhD, FRCP, Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Director of The Mount Sinai Bone Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discovered that injecting the naturally-produced hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in rabbits with osteonecrosis caused by treatment with glucocorticoids significantly reduced bone death in the hip.

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