"Adrenocorticotropic Hormone" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).
- Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
- Hormone, Adrenocorticotropic
- ACTH (1-39)
- Corticotropin (1-39)
- Corticotrophin (1-39)
- Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone
- Hormone, Adrenocorticotrophic
- 1-39 ACTH
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