corticotrophin corticotrophin, corticotropin corticotropin . a growth hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; it stimulates the adrenal cortex; -- called also {adrenocorticotropin} and abbreviated {ACTH}.

Syn: adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin, ACTH. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corticotrophin — n. (also corticotropin) = ADRENOCORTICOTROPHIN. * * * corticotrophin /kör tik ōˈtrof in/ noun Adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) • • • Main Entry: ↑cortex …   Useful english dictionary

  • corticotrophin — noun see corticotropin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corticotrophin — (= corticotropin) See adrenocorticotrophin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • corticotrophin — noun adrenocorticotropic hormone …   Wiktionary

  • corticotrophin — n. see ACTH * * * cor·ti·co·tro·phin (korґtĭ ko tro″fin) corticotropin …   Medical dictionary

  • corticotrophin — n. hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which stimulates steroid production by the cortex of the adrenal glands (Physiology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corticotrophin — [ˌkɔ:tɪkə(ʊ) trəʊfɪn] (also corticotropin pɪn) noun Biochemistry another term for adrenocorticotrophic hormone …   English new terms dictionary

  • corticotrophin — cor·ti·co·troph·in …   English syllables

  • corticotrophin — n.; see ACTH …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • corticotrophin releasing factor — See adrenocorticotrophin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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