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another name for adrenocorticotrophic hormone See ACTH


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    [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.

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