The Pituitary-Adrenal System

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Chronic Stress: The Pituitary Adrenal System

  • When a chronic stressor is detected, the hypothalamus is activated.
  • When the hypothalamus is activated, the hormone CRF (corticotrophin releasing factor).
  • CRF then reaches the pituitary gland which causes the release of the hormone


Ryan Ellis


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