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 and Etymology of acth

adrenocorticotropic hormone


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ACTH

noun \ ˌā-ˌsē-(ˌ)tē-ˈāch \

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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