corticotrophic

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corticotrophic

[¦kȯrd·ə‚kō¦trä·fik]
(physiology)
Having an effect on the adrenal cortex.
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Ideally, the MRI should be obtained prior to any therapy as some therapies with adrenal corticotropic hormone (ACTH) or other steroids may cause an image which can be falsely interpreted as shrinking of the brain, which in fact reverses when treatment with these agents is halted.
In particular, the hypothalamus releases corticotropic - releasing hormone, which then stimulates the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone from the pituitary.
Silent corticotropic adenomas of the human pituitary gland: a histologic, immunocytologic and ultraestructural study.
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.

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