Adrenocorticotropic hormone

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Also known as ACTH

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Site of production

Release

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Disorders

Hyposecretion

  • Causes failure of cortical secretion, a general lack of health and well being, and a reduced stress response and skin depigmentation.
  • Addison's disease
    • Hypofunction of adrenal cortex, can be secondary to deficiency in ACTH

Hypersecretion

Measurement

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