1. SYN: adrenocorticotropic hormone. 2. SYN: β-c.. [G. trope, a turning]
- c.-zinc hydroxide purified c. absorbed on zinc hydroxide; same uses as c. but with a prolonged duration of action.

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cor·ti·co·tro·pin -'trō-pən also cor·ti·co·tro·phin -fən n ACTH also a preparation of ACTH that is used esp. in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever

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cor·ti·co·tro·pin (korґtĭ-ko-tro″pin) 1. a 39–amino-acid anterior pituitary hormone, one of the derivatives of pro-opiomelanocortin; it acts primarily on the adrenal cortex, stimulating its growth and the secretion of corticosteroids. Its production is increased during times of stress. 2. [USP] a preparation of the hormone derived from mammals used for food, administered intravenously for diagnostic testing of adrenocortical function. Called also adrenocorticotropic hormone, ACTH, corticotrophin, adrenocorticotrophin, and adrenocorticotropin.

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