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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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Blood samples were taken from the jugular vein of 53 thoroughbreds at different times -three h before and 45 min after- for measuring the concentrations of glucose, non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA), lactate, uric acid, ammonia, insulin, adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and cortisol according to the race distance.
Plasma adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and cortisol are also key physiological markers when estimating the exercise capacity of racing horses (Marc et al., 2000).
10-1131-01) was applied to measure insulin, and the radioactive immunoassay method (1470 Wizard-[gamma]-counter) was used to measure adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and cortisol.
The spectra were calibrated externally using the [[M+H].sup.+] ion from Des-Arg-bradykinin (904.46 Da) and adrenocorticotrophin peptide (clip 18-39; 2465.20 Da).
Characterisation of monoclonal antibodies to adrenocorticotrophin. J Immunol Methods 1985;79: 185-94.
Clinical evaluation of a two-site immunoradiometric assay for adrenocorticotrophin in unextracted human plasma using monoclonal antibodies.
Diagnosis, therapy surveillance in Addison's disease: rapid adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) test and measurement of plasma ACTH, renin activity, and aldosterone.

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