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Transcript of Cortisol/Adrenocorticotropic hormone
- Anterior pituitary gland stimulated by CRH > secretes ACTH
- Regulates adrenal cortex (cell growth, hormone secretion)
- Stimulates secretion of cortisol ACTH Cortisol steriod hormone Cortisol - glucocorticoid
- stimulated by ACTH
- secreted by adrenal cortex (glands)
•selects right type and amount of energy source (carb., protein, fat)
•“fight or flight” response; temporarily higher energy production
•coping with stressed situations Congenital adrenal hyperplasia pituitary gland not producing enough hormones Tumor in other part of body causing too much cortisol production acute adrenal crisis -allergic disorders
-addison’s disease - dexamethasone