Cushing's syndrome describes the signs and symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to inappropriately high levels of the hormone cortisol. This can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or diseases that result in excess cortisol, adrenocorticotrop
The relationship between cytokines and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Cytokines, produced in response to an infection, can stimulate the release of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) from the hypothalamus. These hormones stimulate the secretion of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) from the anterior pituitary gland, and, in turn, the secretion of glucocorticoids (GC) from the adrenal cortex. During fetal life, excess GC can change the long-term…
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DHEA: dehydroepiandrosterone, called the “mother hormone” of the body. Made in the brain and in adrenal cortex. One of the most plentiful hormones in the body. Increases testosterone levels, increases muscle mass, decreases body fat, improves memory, decr