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adrenocorticotrophic hormone definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex [syn: adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, ACTH, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotrophin, corticotropin, corticotrophin]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also adrenocorticotropic) a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulating the adrenal glands. Usage: Abbr.: ACTH. Etymology: ADRENAL + CORTEX + -TROPHIC, -TROPIC



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