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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Britton, "Corticotropin releasing factor, stress and behavior," Seminars in Neuroscience, vol.
Multivariate analysis demonstrated statistically significant associations with increased cost for length of stay and days of corticotropin therapy (P less than.05 for all associations), while lumbar puncture and zonisamide demonstrated decreased cost.
The cardioprotective effects of urocortin and the corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH)family.
Corticotropin gel is a purified corticotropin (ACTH) in a sterile solution of gelatin for prolonged activity.
Role of corticotropin releasing factor receptor subtype 1 in stress-related functional colonic alterations: implications in irritable bowel syndrome.
Cushing's syndrome due to ectopic corticotropin secretion: twenty years' experience at the National Institutes of Health.
In vitro and in vivo analysis of the effects of corticotropin releasing factor on rat dorsal vagal complex.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA) has patented a G-protein-coupled receptor proteins (CRF-R) characterized by having sufficient binding affinity for corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) such that concentrations of 10 nM of CRF occupy 50% of the binding sites of said receptor protein.
(3,5) These associated adrenal pathologic conditions include adrenocortical hyperplasia, (3) adrenocortical adenomas, (3,5) adrenocortical carcinomas, (5) and endocrinologic dysfunctions, including Addison disease, (4) Conn syndrome, (5) 21-hydroxylase deficiency, (3) 17-hydroxylase deficiency, (6) and ectopic corticotropin production.
'Demonstration of distinct corticotropin releasing factor-containing neuron populations in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis.
Stress increases Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) and Proopiomelanocortin (POCM) release.
Note: CRF - corticotropin releasing factor; TRH - thyrotropin releasing hormone; GHRF - growth hormone releasing factor, SOM-somatostatin; ACTH-adrenocorticotropin; GH - growth hormone; LH - leutinizing hormones; FSH - follicle-stimulating hormone; PRL - prolactin; NK - natural killer cell; IFN - interferon; IL - interleukin

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