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ACTH

ACTH

noun \ˌā-(ˌ)sē-(ˌ)tē-ˈāch\

Definition of ACTH

:  a protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex —called also adrenocorticotropic hormone

Origin of ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone
First Known Use: 1944

ACTH

noun \ˌā-ˌsē-(ˌ)tē-ˈāch\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACTH

:  a protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex—called also adrenocorticotropic hormone

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