corticotrophic


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corticotrophic

[¦kȯrd·ə‚kō¦trä·fik]
(physiology)
Having an effect on the adrenal cortex.
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But you failed to include an often overlooked reason for secondary osteoporosis, Cushing's disease, which results in endogenous hypercortisolism due to excessive production of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from either an adenohypophyseal corticotroph adenoma or corticotrophic hyperplasia.
Multiple endocrine neoplasias in a dog: corticotrophic tumor, Bilateral adrenocortical tumours, and pheochromocytoma.