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corticotropin

(kôr'təkōtrōp`ən): see adrenocorticotropic hormoneadrenocorticotropic hormone
, polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Its chief function is to stimulate the cortex of the adrenal gland to secrete adrenocortical steroids, chief among them cortisone.
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corticotropin

[‚kȯrd·ə‚kō′trō·pən]
(biochemistry)
A hormonal preparation having adrenocorticotropic activity, derived from the adenohypophysis of certain domesticated animals.
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Ketoconazole in the management of paraneoplastic Cushing's syndrome secondary to ectopic adrenocorticotropin production.
Abdominal obesity appears to be associated with slight hypocortisolemia and increased sensitivity to exogenous adrenocorticotropin stimulation, which may contribute to the hyperinsulinemia and related metabolic changes including decreased SHBG levels in males.
A critical analysis of the value of simultaneous inferior petrosal sinus sampling in Cushing's disease and the occult ectopic adrenocorticotropin syndrome.
Adrenocorticotropin reverses hemorrhagic shock in anesthetized rats through the rapid activation of a vagal anti-inflammatory pathway.
Catecholaminergic modulation of corticotropin-releasing factor and adrenocorticotropin secretion.
Absence of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) neurosecretory dysfunction but increased cortisol concentrations and production rates in ACTH-replete adult cancer survivors after cranial irradiation for nonpituitary brain tumors.
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The stress-induced release of CRH and AVP into the portal circulation triggers the release of adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) from the anterior pituitary gland, which, in humans, ultimately stimulates the production of cortisol (i.
Cytokines, particularly IL-6, stimulate corticotrophin-releasing hormone and HPA-axis activity, increasing plasma adrenocorticotropin hormone and Cortisol (Hellhammer et al.
Cortisol-producing adrenal adenoma is indicated by elevation in baseline urine free cortisol (UFC) and a corresponding reduction in plasma androgen secretion in the cortisol-induced suppression of adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) and subsequent androgen producing zona reticularis of the adrenal gland.
The peptide elicits inhibitory effects both on catecholamine release from cultured bovine adrenal medullary cells (4) and also on adrenocorticotropin secretion from cultured rat pituitary cells (5).
Reversible changes in adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)-induced adrenocortical steroidogenesis and expression of the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor during the ACTH-insensitive period in young rats.

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