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Mesh term Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

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Melanocortins

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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).


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Cosyntropin


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jenkins-FCD Prod-486 e3098984f26de787f5ecab75090d0a28e7f4f7c0