NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,938 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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ACTH
A hormone made in the pituitary gland. ACTH acts on the outer part of the adrenal gland to control its release of corticosteroid hormones. More ACTH is made during times of stress. Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone and corticotropin.