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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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But the use of long acting corticotrophin carboxymethyl cellulose (Acton Prolongatum), plasma level of plasma 11-hydroxycorticosteroid reflecting the level of serum cortisol peaks around 1 to 3 hrs.
CNS: Central Nervous System; HPA: Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal; CRH: Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone; PVN: Paraventricular Nucleus; ACTH: Adrenocorticotropic Hormone; GC: Glucocorticoid; MRs: Mineralocorticoid Receptors; BDNF: Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Role of stress, corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF) and amygdala plasticity in chronic anxiety.
Role of thyrotrophin releasing hormone and corticotrophin releasing factor in stress related alterations of gastrointestinal motor function.
Human fetal and maternal corticotrophin releasing hormone responses to acute stress.
The stimulus provided by trauma and surgery results in release of corticotrophin releasing factor from hypothalamus, which stimulates the pituitary to secrete ACTH.
Perception of stress elicits adrenal release of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, which feed back negatively to the pituitary and hypothalamus, reducing and normalizing the stress response mediated by the hypothalamic corticotrophin releasing hormone (CHR) and pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone.
6) SCN neurons rhythmically release the neuropeptide arginine vasopressin (AVP) into the rostral paraventricular nucleus where it inhibits production of corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH) that controls ACTH release from the corticotrophic cells of the anterior pituitary.
3) offered a schematic model which demonstrates the potential role that psychosocial stressors may play in initiating a cascade of events in the corticotrophin releasing hormone/hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the autonomic nervous system and the central nervous system, the physiological consequences of which are to depress immunity, enhancing likelihood of infection and, specifically, periodontal disease.
The patients with suppressed post DST cortisol levels were considered to have non-functional adenoma, if they additionally had at least one of the following criteria: (i) morning dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) levels[greater than or equal to]40 [micro]g/dl, (ii) non-suppressed plasma corticotrophin (normal value: [greater than or equal to]5 pg/ml) or (iii) UFC<110 [micro]g/day.
Changes in the peripheral blood leucocyte populations following an injection of corticotrophin in the immature chicken.
The evaluation of the eosinopenic response to corticotrophin and cortisone in the newborn infant.