adrenocorticotropin love

adrenocorticotropin

Definitions

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

  • n. See ACTH.

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  • n. An adrenocorticotropic hormone that is a polypeptide secreted by the anterior pituitary

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a growth hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; it stimulates the adrenal cortex.

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

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

Etymologies

adren(al) + corticotropin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Changes in the circulating hormone levels such as adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), prolactin (PRL) and growth hormone (GH) levels increase and luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and thyrotropin (TSH) levels may either decrease or remain unchanged, associated with a decreased activity of their target organ become apparent during the first hours or days after trauma, and may persist for the duration of the acute critical illness.

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  • These are thyrotropin, adrenocorticotropin, luteinizing hormone, and follicle-stimulating hormone, which are tropic hormones, and their function is to control the activities of other endocrine glands.

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