Adrenocorticosteroid



any of a group of steroid hormones produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland.

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  • Adrenocorticotrophic

    stimulating the adrenal cortex. adjective stimulating the adrenal cortex adrenocorticotropic ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·trop·ic (ə-drē’nō-kôr’tĭ-kō-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk) or ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·ic (-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk) adj. Stimulating or otherwise acting on the adrenal cortex.

  • Adrenocorticotrophic hormone

    noun the full name of ACTH



  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone

    . adrenocorticotropic hormone or adrenocorticotrophic hormone n. ACTH. adrenocorticotropic hormone (ə-drē’nō-kôr’tĭ-kō-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk) A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol and other steroid hormones.

  • Adrenocorticotropic

    stimulating the adrenal cortex. adrenocorticotropic ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·trop·ic (ə-drē’nō-kôr’tĭ-kō-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk) or ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·troph·ic (-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk) adj. Stimulating or otherwise acting on the adrenal cortex.



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