Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

2009 Edition
| Editors: Marc D. Binder, Nobutaka Hirokawa, Uwe Windhorst

Corticotropes

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29678-2_1300
  • 322 Downloads

Definition

Cells in the anterior pituitary gland that secrete the stress hormone, adrenocorticotropin.

Influence of Ca2+ Homeostasis on Neurosecretion

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2009