(also adrenocorticotropic hormone /-ˈtrəʊpɪk, -ˈtrɒpɪk/
, abbreviation: ACTH)
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulating the adrenal cortex.
More example sentences
- Your pituitary gland, located at the base of your brain, responds to a perceived threat by stepping up its release of adrenocorticotropic hormone, which signals other glands to produce additional hormones.
- An adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test can be administered if clinically warranted.
- This lesion has been shown to respond to elevated levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone and to regress with cortisone.
Definition of adrenocorticotrophic hormone in:
- The US English dictionary