Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is a hormone released by the pituitary gland that causes the adrenal cortex to make glucocortoids. Glucocortoids (such as cortisol) help an organism respond to stressors and aversive stimuli. It breaks down protein and carbohydrates and increases responsiveness.

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