[Adrenocorticotropin hormone--possible marker of pregnancy pathologies].

Abstract

Adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH) is produced from the anterior pituitary gland and can be considered as one of the main elements of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. ACTH secretion is controled by corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) from hypothalamus. ACTH stimulates the adrenal cortex. It's affects synthesis and releasing of glucocorticoids… (More)

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