A hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain; it exerts a controlling function over the cortex (external portion) of the adrenal glands.
hormone produced by the adenohypophysis (anterior lobe) of the pituitary gland; influences the production & secretion of certain hormones of the adrenal cortex
A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in response to stress. go to glossary index
peptide hormone secreted from the anterior pituitary that stimulates secretion of glucocorticoids from the adrenal glands.
Also known as ACTH. Hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce steroid hormones.
ah-DREEN-o-KOR-tah-ko-TROP-ik HOR-moan (ACTH) A hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete hormones. 667
A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary that stimulates the adrenal cortex to release several hormones including cortisol.
Adrenocorticotropic hormone is an antiepileptic medication shown to be effective in treating children with TSC who are suffering from infantile spasms.
A hormone secreted by the pituitary that stimulates the adrenal glands; part of the stress response system.
A hormone released by the pituitary gland that exerts its effect on the adrenal glands to release cortisol, and, to a lesser extent, aldosterone and androgens.
The hormone that stimulates the production and secretion of glucocorticoids by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex; released by the anterior pituitary in response to corticotropin-releasing hormone.
a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal glands
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH or corticotropin) is a polypeptide hormone synthesised from POMC, (pro-opiomelanocortin) and secreted from corticotropes in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland in response to the hormone corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) released by the hypothalamus. It consists of 39 amino acids.