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Adrenocorticotropic hormone

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pro-opiomelanocortin
Identifiers
SymbolOMC
NCBI gene5443
HGNC9201
OMIM176830
RefSeqNM_000939
UniProtP01189
Other data
LocusChr. 2 p23

Commonly called ACTH, it is pronounced uh-DREE-noh-KOR-tih-koh-TROH-pik HOR-mone. Adrenocorticotropic hormone is a hormone made in the pituitary gland.

HPA axis
HPA axis

Mechanism of action

Adrenocorticotropic hormone acts on the outer part of the adrenal gland to control its release of corticosteroid hormones.

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Stress

More adrenocorticotropic hormone is made during times of stress.

Other names

Also called ACTH and corticotropin.


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