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ACTH a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary that stimulates the cortex of the adrenal gland to produce cortisone and other hormones; adrenocorticotropic hormone.
adrenocorticotropic able to stimulate the cortex of the adrenal glands.
androstenedione a steroid hormone precursor to testosterone and estrogen that is secreted by the testes, ovaries, and adrenal cortex.
cortical of, relating to, or involving the cerebral cortex.
corticate having a cortex, as a plant or animal or one of its parts.
cortisol a hormone released from the adrenal cortex in response to stress that suppresses the immune system and increases blood sugar. When used as a drug, this hormone is called hydrocortisone.
cortisone a hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or made synthetically, used esp. to treat arthritis and certain allergies.
decorticate to remove the cortex from (an organ). [1/2 definitions]
pallium the cerebral cortex. [1/3 definitions]
telencephalon the anterior part of the forebrain, including the cerebral hemispheres and cortex, and the olfactory lobes.
thalamus the part of the forebrain through which sensory impulses are sent to the cerebral cortex. [1/2 definitions]