adrenocorticotrophic hormone


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Synonyms for adrenocorticotrophic hormone

a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex

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Due to financial constraints, an 8 am serum adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) test, specific adrenal auto-antibody test and computed tomography (CT) scan of the adrenal gland were not performed.
The pituitary gland, then, releases the following hormones: "follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH), adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), growth hormone (GH), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prolactin", "proopiomelanocortin, oxytocins and vasopressin" (Amar & Weiss, 2003, p.
The multifocal immunolabeling of neoplastic cells for neuron-specific enolase, synaptophysin, glial fibrillary acidic protein, and adrenocorticotrophic hormone appeared, whereas a few cells reacted with vimentin and S-100, and stained negative for other markers, which were also used for case 1.
(14) Therefore, the typical HPA axis-related hormones cortisol, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), prolactin (PRL) and human growth hormone (GH) were targeted in the present study.
The reversibility of certain rheumatic and non-rheumatic conditions by the use of cortisone or of the pituitary adrenocorticotrophic hormone. In: Nobel lectures, physiology or medicine; 1942-1962.
Growth hormone deficiency is reported to be the earliest manifestation followed by follicle-stimulating hormone/luteinizing hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone and adrenocorticotrophic hormone deficiencies (14).
Additionally, cortisol response to adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) stimulation was blocked during the experiment.
Because hyperandrogenism and hyperestrogenism can also be caused by adrenal hyperplasia or tumor, laboratory evaluation for testicular and adrenal steroids, as well as pituitary gonadotropins and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), is important to determine a diagnosis.
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