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Cortisol/Adrenocorticotropic hormone

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rakka kannan

on 16 January 2013

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By: Dwiti and Raagavi Cortisol and Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) What are Cortisol and ACTH? Negative Feedback Inhibition Feedback Loop High Level Disorders Used to Treat Medical/Commercial Uses Impact on Society THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO OUR SHOW ACTH polypeptide hormone - segment of POMC
- 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
-skin conditions
-inflammatory diseases
-breathing disorders
-organ transplant
-addison’s disease - dexamethasone
- prednisone
- triacinolone
- fluocinolone
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