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- n. See ACTH.
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- n. An adrenocorticotropic hormone that is a polypeptide secreted by the anterior pituitary
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- n. a growth hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; it stimulates the adrenal cortex.
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- n. a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
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.
Emotional tears contain significantly more types of proteins, high levels of manganese, and lots of hormones, including ACTH (adrenocorticotropin) and prolactin.
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.