ACTH

noun
\ ˌā-(ˌ)sē-(ˌ)tē-ˈāch How to pronounce ACTH (audio) \

Definition of ACTH

: a protein hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex

called also adrenocorticotropic hormone

First Known Use of ACTH

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone

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“ACTH.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ACTH. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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ACTH

noun
\ ˌā-ˌsē-(ˌ)tē-ˈāch How to pronounce ACTH (audio) \

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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