corticotrophic

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corticotrophic

[¦kȯrd·ə‚kō¦trä·fik]
(physiology)
Having an effect on the adrenal cortex.
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Pituitary somatotropic and corticotropic function in patients with beta-thalassemia on iron chelation therapy.
Furthermore, his morning cortisol, serum adrenal corticotropic hormone (ACTH), vitamin A, and carotene levels were within normal limits.
This triggers the pituitary gland (below the hypothalamus) to secrete adrenal corticotropic hormone (ACTH).
Elevations in levels of corticotropic releasing hormone maybe the common denominator that underlies the association between depression and a number of other diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis, Dr.

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