Definition of Adrenocorticotropic

1. Adjective. Stimulating or acting on the adrenal cortex.

Exact synonyms: Adrenocorticotrophic
Similar to: Stimulative



Definition of Adrenocorticotropic

1. Adjective. That stimulates the adrenal cortex. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Adrenocorticotropic

1. Stimulating growth of the adrenal cortex or secretion of its hormones. Synonym: adrenotropic, adrenotrophic. Origin: adrenal cortex + G. Trophe, nurture; trope, a turning (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adrenocorticotropic

adrenoceptive
adrenoceptor
adrenoceptors
adrenochrome
adrenochromes
adrenocortical
adrenocortical adenoma
adrenocortical hormone
adrenocortical hormones
adrenocortical insufficiency
adrenocorticomimetic
adrenocorticotrophic
adrenocorticotrophic hormone
adrenocorticotrophin
adrenocorticotropic (current term)
adrenocorticotropic hormone
adrenocorticotropic releasing factor
adrenocorticotropin
adrenodoxin
adrenogenic
adrenogenous
adrenoleukodystrophies
adrenoleukodystrophy
adrenolytic
adrenomedullary hormones
adrenomedullin
adrenomegaly
adrenomimetic

Literary usage of Adrenocorticotropic

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Addition of the dibutyryl derivative to the isolated fat cell further stimulated lipolysis induced by adrenocorticotropic hormone, ..."

2. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Lee and colleagues (1990) reported increased adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) but ... Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on plasma adrenocorticotropic ..."

3. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"... and some have pseudo-Cushing's syndrome—in which corticosteroids are increased while adrenocorticotropic hormone levels are normal— suggesting possible ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Peripherally administered nicotine elevates rat plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels, acting at brain regions adjacent to or downstream from the ..."

5. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"In humans, an injection of morphine causes the inhibition of the release of the adrenocorticotropic hormone, an important stress-responsive hormone, ..."

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