(ah DREEN oh KOR tih koh TROH fik): ACTH. Hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. The adrenal glands produce cortisol in response to ACTH.
Also called corticotrophin. Peptide trophic hormone from anterior pituitary gland that regulates the secretion of steroid hormones from the adrenal cortex, especially in relation to stress.
a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex