chronic stress pathway

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  • Created on: 19-01-14 22:20
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  • Chronic stress
    • HPA system
    • pituitary adrenal system
    • 1)higher center of brain sends message to hypothalamus
      • hypothalamus sends CRF to pituitary glands
    • 2)pituitary glands send ACTH to adrenal cortex
    • 3)adrenal cortex sends cortisol into blood
      • cortisol to rest of body
        • cortisol= lower sensitivity to pain and immunosuppression
    • 4)cycle repeated
      • levels of ACTH and CRF can be altered
        • alter level of cortisol in body


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