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What evaluates a situation as stressful and activates pathways?
The Hypothalamus
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In the Pituitary Adrenal system, what does the hypothalamus release?
CRF
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What does CRF stand for?
Corticotrophin Releasing Factor
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Where does CRF travel to?
Pituitary Gland
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What's the other name of the Pituitary Gland?
The Master Gland
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What does the Pituitary Gland release?
ACTH
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What does ACTH travel through?
The bloodstream
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Where does ACTH go to?
The Adrenal Cortex
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What does the Adrenal Cortex release?
Corticosteroids
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What is an example of a corticosteroid?
Cortisol
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Too much cortisol does what?
Shrinks the Thymus Gland preventing/reducing production of T-Cells.
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In the sympathomedullary pathway, what does the hypothalamus activate?
The ANS (Autonomic Nervous System)
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What does the ANS control?
The Adrenal Medulla
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What hormones does the Adrenal Medulla release?
Adrenaline and
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In the Pituitary Adrenal system, what does the hypothalamus release?

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CRF

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What does CRF stand for?

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Where does CRF travel to?

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What's the other name of the Pituitary Gland?

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