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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the production of steroids in the cortex of the adrenal glands.

    Category: Biochemistry, Pharmacology

    Ref: Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin.

Origin of ACTH:

1940–45; a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic)h(ormone)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, ACTH, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotrophin, corticotropin, corticotrophin(noun)

    a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex


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