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Adrenocorticotropic hormone


adrenocorticotropic hormone or adrenocorticotrophic hormone
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.


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