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Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Introduction: Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Description of Adrenocorticotropic hormone

Adrenocorticotropic hormone: pituitary hormone that stimulates the secretion of adrenal cortical steroids and induces growth of the adrenal cortex.
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Adrenocorticotropic hormone: An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).
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Adrenocorticotropic hormone as an Organ

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Adrenocorticotropic hormone and Medical tests

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