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corticotroph cor·ti·co·troph (kôr’tĭ-kō-trŏf’, trōf’)
Any of the cells of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that produce adrenocorticotropic hormone.


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  • Corticotrophic

    /ˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈtrəʊfɪk/ adjective 1. stimulating the adrenal cortex; adrenocorticotrophic

  • Corticotrophin

    /ˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈtrəʊfɪn/ noun 1. another name for adrenocorticotrophic hormone See ACTH

  • Corticotropin

    [kawr-ti-koh-troh-pin] /ˌkɔr tɪ koʊˈtroʊ pɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. . corticotropin cor·ti·co·tro·pin (kôr’tĭ-kō-trō’pən) or cor·ti·co·tro·phin (-trō’fĭn) n. See ACTH.

  • Corticotropin-releasing-factor

    noun, Biochemistry. 1. a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress. Abbreviation: CRF.

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