ACTH

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noun \ˌā-(ˌ)sē-(ˌ)tē-ˈāch\

Definition of ACTH

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1944


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ACTH

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noun \ˌā-ˌsē-(ˌ)tē-ˈāch\

Medical Definition of ACTH

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


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