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The following hormones are all produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland (note that they all have the same suffix, -tropin). Name the target tissue they act on or stimulate in the body.

adrenocorticotropin: ________________________________________

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Adrenocorticotropin is a combination of the following:

  • adreno-, which refers to adrenal
  • -cortico-, which refers to cortex
  • -tropin, a suffix that means to stimulate

Hence, adrenocorticotropin stimulates the adrenal cortex. Adrenocorticotropin is also called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).

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