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Acth

Acth --> adrenocorticotrophic hormone

(Science: endocrinology) a peptide hormone that is produced by the anterior pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete glucocorticoid hormones, which help cells synthesise glucose, catabolize proteins, mobilizefree fatty acids and inhibit inflammation in allergic responses.


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Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'

... vessel, a 30 year-old XY subject would have: a. lower plasma levels of oxytocin than those prior to the hemorrhage. b. higher plasma levels of ACTH than those prior to the hemorrhage. c. higher plasma levels of ADH than those prior to the hemorrhage. d. lower plasma levels of LH than those ...

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by ScrimmSphere
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:03 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Pathology 'Multiple-Choice Questions'
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Blood Glucose Levels

... and frequency) and weight loss. A blood test reveals elevated blood glucose. What would further tests more likely reveal? A) low insulin B) Low ACTH C) Low glucagon D) Low cortisol The answer is A. But I don't understand this answer, Here is my reasoning: When a person has elevated blood glucose ...

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by sportsguy131
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:01 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blood Glucose Levels
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unexpected loud noise

... to describe the nueral and endocrine responses to an unexpected loud noise the teacher said something about a sympathetic response and triggering acth---->cortisol, adreniline so can someone explain in simple language

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by danny411
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:30 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unexpected loud noise
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genome

... of the big picture. For example, a single gene expressed in your brain codes for a large polypeptide that is cleaved and gives rise to the hormone ACTH, MSH, and a beta endorphin. Therefore, in this case, one gene codes for 3 proteins. Another very common phenomenon is alternative splicing: introns ...

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by MrMistery
Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:57 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: genome
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Views: 2350

help+ not sure?!

ACTH directly stimulates the deposition of melanin into the cells of the skin, thus giving you protection against UV light. AN oversecretion of ACTH causes more melanin than necessary to be deposited, resulting in what is ...

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by Revenged
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:11 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help+ not sure?!
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