The Role of the Hypothalamus

for acute and chronic stress

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  • HYPOTHALAMUS
    • CHRONIC
      • Activates the anterior pituitary gland
        • Releases ACTH
          • Stimulates the Adrenal Cortex
            • Releases Coritsol
              • Maintains a steady supply of glucose and suppresses the immune system
      • hormonal-slower but longer lasting
    • ACUTE
      • Arouses the sympathetic branch of the ANS
        • Activates the adrenal medulla
          • releases adrenaline/ noradrenaline
            • =fight or flight
      • neural- fast

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