Pituitary-adrenal system

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  • Created by: z_mills1
  • Created on: 15-05-14 09:17
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  • HPA
    • hypothalamus releases CRF - travels to pituitary gland
    • pituitary gland releases ACTH - travels to adrenal cortex
    • adrenal cortex releases corticosteroids (e.g. cortisol) into bloodstream
    • corticosteroids have a range of effects e.g. causing liver to release glucose

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