Definitions

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

Etymologies

a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The stress of the bad hip fracture and recovery may have catalyzed cancer onset, because provitamin D is converted to its active form, D3, by a hormone called ACTH that is responsive to biological stress.

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  • The hypothalamus signals the pituitary to produce a substance called ACTH, which stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce a set of hormones known as glucocorticoids: cortisone, cortisol and corticosterone.

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  • A second group got that same standard regimen plus a year of Herceptin -- called ACTH.

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  • (Alpha Innotech Corporation, San Leandro, CA), and the total quantities of each marker protein were calculated multiplying the intensity for the 2.5 µg protein load (10 µg was used for TGN-46) by the total protein in each fraction, as shown in In order to determine the substrate specificity of the enzyme, two micrograms of several other substrates, namely ACTH, mouse POMC

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  • We had considered the possibility that the finding of a pituitary hormone, such as ACTH in the brain of the rat might be a consequence of the small dimensions of its brain.

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  • When you’re faced with a major stressor, the hypothalamus releases a hormone called CRH, which then causes your pituitary gland to release another hormone called ACTH into your bloodstream.

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  • When you’re faced with a major stressor like a mugger, a looming deadline, or a chocolate shortage, the cone-shaped hypothalamus at the base of your brain releases CRH (corticotrophin-releasing hormone), which then does a hula dance on your pituitary gland, stimulating it to release another hormone called ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) into your bloodstream.

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  • The disease caused her joint pain in the arms, hips, and shoulders; required blood transfusions and ACTH injections and bed rest; weakened her horribly.

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  • How much do the blood test for 17 hydroxyprogesterone and the ACTH stimulation test typically cost without insurance?

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  • If the result is abnormally high, then a confirmatory test is done called an ACTH stimulation test.

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