adrenocorticotropic, adrenocorticotrophic
Stimulating growth of the adrenal cortex or secretion of its hormones. SYN: adrenotropic, adrenotrophic. [adrenal cortex + G. trophe, nurture; trope, a turning]

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  • adrenocorticotropic — adrenocorticotrophic adrenocorticotrophic adrenocorticotropic adrenocorticotropicadj. 1. stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adrenocorticotrophic — adrenocorticotropic adrenocorticotropicadj. 1. stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adrenocorticotropic hormone — or adrenocorticotrophic hormone n ACTH * * * (ACTH) corticotropin …   Medical dictionary

  • adrenocorticotropic — [ə drē΄nō kôr΄ti kōträf′ikə drē΄nōkôr΄ti kō΄träp′ik] adj. [ ADRENO + CORTICO + TROPIC] that can stimulate the cortex of the adrenal glands: erroneously adrenocorticotrophic [ə drē΄nō kôr΄ti kōträf′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone — proopiomelanocortin (adrenocorticotropin/ beta lipotropin/ alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta melanocyte stimulating hormone/ beta endorphin) proopiomelanocortin derivatives POMC     …   Wikipedia

  • adrenocorticotropic — also adrenocorticotrophic adjective Date: 1936 acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex < adrenocorticotropic activity > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adrenocorticotropic — ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pic trō pik, träp ik also ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·tro·phic trō fik, träf ik adj acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex <adrenocorticotropic activity> * * * adre·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pic (ə dre″no… …   Medical dictionary

  • adrenocorticotrophic hormone — n. (also adrenocorticotropic) a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulating the adrenal glands. Usage: Abbr.: ACTH. Etymology: ADRENAL + CORTEX + TROPHIC, TROPIC * * * noun a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • adrenocorticotrophic — adjective see adrenocorticotropic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adrenocorticotropic — /euh dree noh kawr ti koh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. stimulating the adrenal cortex. Also, adrenocorticotrophic /euh dree noh kawr ti koh trof ik, troh fik/. [1935 40; ADRENO + CORTICO + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

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