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Acth

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Noun

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Acth

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noun
adrenocorticotrophic hormone; a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates growth of the adrenal gland and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, and many other disorders
. Also called: corticotrophin

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Acth

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noun
a polypeptide hormone of the anterior part of the pituitary gland that stimulates hormone production of the adrenal cortex

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Acth

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n.
A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of cortisol and other hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin.

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