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  1. adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, ACTH, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotrophin, corticotropin, corticotrophinnoun

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

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  1. acth

    Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH; also adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin) is a polypeptide tropic hormone produced by and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It is also used as a medication and diagnostic agent. ACTH is an important component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is often produced in response to biological stress (along with its precursor corticotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus). Its principal effects are increased production and release of cortisol by the cortex of the adrenal gland. ACTH is also related to the circadian rhythm in many organisms.Deficiency of ACTH is an indicator of secondary adrenal insufficiency (suppressed production of ACTH due to an impairment of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus, cf. hypopituitarism) or tertiary adrenal insufficiency (disease of the hypothalamus, with a decrease in the release of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH)). Conversely, chronically elevated ACTH levels occur in primary adrenal insufficiency (e.g. Addison's disease) when adrenal gland production of cortisol is chronically deficient. In Cushing's disease a pituitary tumor is the cause of elevated ACTH (from the anterior pituitary) and an excess of cortisol (hypercortisolism) – this constellation of signs and symptoms is known as Cushing's syndrome.

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  1. acth

    Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is a hormone produced and released by the pituitary gland in response to stress or low levels of corticosteroids in the body. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce and release cortisol, a hormone that helps the body to respond to stress and regulates various processes like metabolism and immune response.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ACTH in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ACTH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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