a chemical dispersed by the anterior pituitary gland which manages the regular dispersion of steroid chemicals coming from the adrenal cortex. Commonly referred to as corticotrophin.
ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE (ACTH): "Overactivity
of the adrenocorticotropic hormone may lead to disproportionate parts of the body as well as physiologic side effects
and enhanced or diminished mood."