adrenocorticotropic

adjective ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pic \ ə-ˈdrē-nō-ˌkȯr-ti-kō-ˈtrō-pik \
variants: or less commonly adrenocorticotrophic play \-ˈtrō-fik\
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adrenocorticotropic

: acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex
  • adrenocorticotropic activity

Origin and Etymology of adrenocorticotropic


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adrenocorticotropic

adjective ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·tro·pic \ -ˈtrō-pik , -ˈträp-ik \
variants: also adrenocorticotrophic play \-ˈtrō-fik, -ˈträf-ik\

medical Definition of adrenocorticotropic

: acting on or stimulating the adrenal cortex
  • adrenocorticotropic activity

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