Definition of adrenocorticotrophin in English:

adrenocorticotrophin

(also adrenocorticotropin)

noun

    • ‘In all tetrapods, LPFs in the environment result in release of adrenocorticotropin from the precursor molecule pro-opiomelanocortin in the anterior pituitary.’
    • ‘Longworth showed a similar fluorescence spectrum for adrenocorticotropin.’
    • ‘Schultz et al noted that nonsurvivors of cardiopulmonary resuscitation had low levels of adrenocorticotropin and cortisol.’
    • ‘Therefore, in addition to pituitary adrenocorticotropin, there are other extrapituitary factors regulating adrenal steroidogenesis in septic shock.’
    • ‘In turn, CRH acts on the pituitary gland, just beneath the brain, triggering the release of another hormone, adrenocorticotropin into the bloodstream.’

Pronunciation:

adrenocorticotrophin

/əˌdriːnə(ʊ)ˌkɔːtɪkə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪn/