adrenocorticotrophic hormone


adrenocorticotrophic hormone
n. (also adrenocorticotropic) a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulating the adrenal glands.
Usage:
Abbr.: ACTH.
Etymology: ADRENAL + CORTEX + -TROPHIC, -TROPIC

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noun
a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine, ↑internal secretion

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