corticotropin corticotropin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex

Usage(s):

  • One leading candidate: a substance called corticotropin- releasing hormone, or crh, which is pumped directly into the spinal fluid and thus bathes the entire brain at once.

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