Definition of Adrenocorticotropin

1. Noun. A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex.

Definition of Adrenocorticotropin

1. Noun. An adrenocorticotropic hormone that is a polypeptide secreted by the anterior pituitary ¹

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Medical Definition of Adrenocorticotropin

1. The hormone of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis which governs the nutrition and growth of the adrenal cortex, stimulates it to functional activity, and also possesses extraadrenal adipokinetic activity; it is a polypeptide containing 39 amino acids, but exact structure varies from one species to another; sometimes prefixed by a to distinguish it from beta-corticotropin. The first thirteen amino acids at the N-terminal region are identical to alpha-melanotropin. Synonym: adrenocorticotropin, adrenotropic hormone, adrenotropin, corticotropic hormone, corticotropin. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adrenocorticotropin

adrenocortical adenoma
adrenocortical hormone
adrenocortical hormones
adrenocortical insufficiency
adrenocorticotrophic hormone
adrenocorticotropic hormone
adrenocorticotropic releasing factor
adrenocorticotropin (current term)
adrenomedullary hormones
adrenomimetic amine

Literary usage of Adrenocorticotropin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Burgess, LH, and Handa, RJ Chronic estrogen-induced alterations in adrenocorticotropin and corticosterone secretion, and glucocorticoid receptor-mediated ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Donnerer, J.; Lembeck, F. Different control of the adrenocorticotropin-corticosterone response and of prolactin secretion during cold stress, anesthesia, ..."

3. The Science, Treatment, and Prevention of Antisocial Behaviorsby Diana H. Fishbein by Diana H. Fishbein (2004)
"... the secretion of adrenocorticotropin: A view from the portal. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 3, 1—9. Plotsky, PM, & Meaney, MJ (1993). ..."

4. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (1988)
"SHARP, BM, BEYER, HS Rapid desensitization of the acute stimulatory effects of nicotine on rat plasma adrenocorticotropin and prolactin. ..."

5. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"... nerves release a cascade of hormones: hypothalamic corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH), pituitary adrenocorticotropin, and adrenal glucocorticoids; ..."

6. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature by Lyla M. Hernandez, Dan German Blazer (2006)
"... T serotonin transporter 5-hydroxytryptamine A1AT alpha-1-antitrypsin ACTH adrenocorticotropin hormone ADA Americans with Disabilities Act ADHD Attention ..."

7. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Mercury toxicity as compared to adrenocorticotropin-induced physiological stress in the chicken. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 11:509-514. ..."

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