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(Science: hormone) The major adrenal glucocorticoid, stimulates conversion of proteins to carbohydrates, raises blood sugar levels and promotes glycogen storage in the liver.

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licorice root a stress reliever?

... It also effects my heart rate and libido, but that's off-topic. I don't know where the stress-reducing idea came from. Licorice root increases cortisol levels by inhibiting 11β–hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, which converts cortisol to cortisone. Licorice-Induced Hypermineralocorticoidism (Farese ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: licorice root a stress reliever?
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Re: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

... threat keying the adrenals to release epinephrine ready for 'fight or flight'. Then 'relaxed' watching TV, the Epinephrine stops, switching to cortisol. The cortisol harms the heart, the liver, and the brain, eventually the hippocampus is shriveled unable to stop the stress response. This leads ...

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by wript
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
Views: 61158

Blood Glucose Levels

... 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 levels, the body tries ...

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by sportsguy131
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blood Glucose Levels
Replies: 4
Views: 5555

unexpected loud noise

... 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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... running significantly from glycerol-3-P, and levels of circulating glutamine are low. At this point in starvation, the body begins to signal with cortisol, glucagon, and other intercellular signals to slow down enzymatic activities. The bodies activities really have to do with mass action and ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Low Burn
Replies: 4
Views: 3887
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