adrenocorticotropic hormone

[ ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk ]


  1. A polypeptide hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol and other steroid hormones.

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