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adreno·cor·ti·cotropic hor·mone (med·i·ca·tion)

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  1. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (medication)

    Adrenocorticotropic hormone is used as a medication and as diagnostic agent in the ACTH stimulation test.: 316, 1165 : 84, 271 The form that is purified from pig pituitary glands is known as corticotropin: 316  is a medication and naturally occurring polypeptide tropic hormone produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.: 84 The form that is made synthetically is tetracosactide, also known as synacthen, tetracosactrin and cosyntropin.: 1165 : 271  It consists of the first 24 (of a total of 39) amino acids of ACTH and retains full function of the parent peptide.: 1165  Tetracosactide stimulates the release of corticosteroids such as cortisol from the adrenal glands, and is used for the ACTH stimulation test to assess adrenal gland function.: 271 

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adrenocorticotropic hormone (medication) in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adrenocorticotropic hormone (medication) in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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