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corticotropin

Definitions of corticotropin
  1. noun
    a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
    synonyms: ACTH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin
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    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
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