corticotropin

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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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In general, neural pathways link stressful stimuli to the hypothalamus, which results in the release of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which in turn promote secretion of adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) from the pituitary.
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Glucocorticoids, stimulated by adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) that is secreted from the pituitary gland upon the initiation of stressful events, have diverse suppressive effects on the immune system.

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