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Meaning of ACTH

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 Definition: [n]  a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
 
 Synonyms: adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin, corticotropin
 
 See Also: hormone, internal secretion

 

 

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 Definition: A peptide hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete glucocorticoid hormones, which help cells synthesize glucose, catabolize proteins, mobilize free fatty acids, and inhibit inflammation in allergic responses.
 

 

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