The sympathomedullary pathway and the pituary adrenal system

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Name the different processes in order for the sympathomedullary pathway
Hypothalamus activates the sympathetic nervous system, which in turns stimulates the adrenal medula which releases adrenaline and causes fight or flight
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Name the different processes in the pituitary adrenal system
Hypothalamus communicates with the pituitary gland, which releases ACTH hormone, which is detected by the adrenal cortex, which in turn releases corticosteroids and thus causes reactions in the body
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What are some reactions caused by noradrenaline and adrenaline?
Breathing rate, heart rate and blood pressure increase, pupils dilating.
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