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Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

Reference work entry

Synonyms

Corticotropin

Definition

A tropic hormone released from the anterior pituitary gland resulting in the production and release of cortisol from the adrenal cortex. ACTH is part of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal neurendocrine stress response.

Keywords

Public Health Stress Response Social Policy Pituitary Gland Adrenocorticotropic Hormone 
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