Hormone (ACTH), also known as adrenocorticotrophin,
and corticotrophin, is a human hormone that is
synthesized, stored, and released by the anterior pituitary
gland (an endocrine gland in the human body).
Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone is
released in response to stress and controls the secretion of corticosteroid
hormones from the adrenal gland.