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Descriptor in English: Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Descriptor in Spanish: Hormona Adrenocorticotrópica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Hormônio Adrenocorticotrópico
Descriptor in French: Hormone corticotrope
Entry term(s): 1-39 ACTH
ACTH
ACTH (1-39)
Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone
Adrenocorticotropin
Corticotrophin
Corticotrophin (1-39)
Corticotropin
Corticotropin (1-39)
Hormone, Adrenocorticotrophic
Hormone, Adrenocorticotropic
Tree number(s): D06.472.699.327.935.531.500
D06.472.699.631.525.600.531.500
D12.644.400.400.935.531.500
D12.644.548.365.935.531.500
D12.644.548.691.525.690.531.500
D12.776.631.650.405.935.531.500
Scope note: 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).
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
History Note: 2007, 1987-1993 (1963)
See also the descriptors: Petrosal Sinus Sampling MeSH
Receptors, Corticotropin MeSH
DeCS UI: 31706
Descriptor UI: D000324
Date Established: 2007/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/11/23
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone - Preferred
Concept UI M0000499
Scope note 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).
Preferred term Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Entry term(s) 1-39 ACTH
ACTH
ACTH (1-39)
Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone
Adrenocorticotropin
Corticotrophin
Corticotrophin (1-39)
Corticotropin
Corticotropin (1-39)
Hormone, Adrenocorticotrophic
Hormone, Adrenocorticotropic



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