corticosteronen. any of several steroid compounds secreted by the adrenal cortex; they are involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body.
corticotropinn. a growth hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; it stimulates the adrenal cortex; -- called also adrenocorticotropin and abbreviated ACTH.
Syn. -- adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin, ACTH.
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