A a


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Definitions of acth word

  • noun acth adrenocorticotrophic hormone; a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates growth of the adrenal gland and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, and many other disorders 3
  • noun acth a polypeptide hormone of the anterior part of the pituitary gland that stimulates hormone production of the adrenal cortex 3
  • noun acth Initialism of adrenocorticotropic hormone. 0

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Origin of acth

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
1940-45; a(dreno)c(ortico)t(ropic) h(ormone)

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acth popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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