adrenocorticotrophin

Definitions of adrenocorticotrophin
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n a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex

Synonyms:
ACTH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin, corticotropin
Type of:
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion
the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect