ACTH definition

  • noun:
    • A hormone generated by the anterior lobe of this pituitary gland that stimulates the release of cortisone as well as other bodily hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin.
    • a rise hormones made by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes the adrenal cortex.
    • a hormone generated by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the adrenal cortex
  • initialism:
    • adrenocorticotropic hormone

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