Adrenal Glands: Diagnostic Aspects and Surgical Therapy by Dimitrios Linos (Editor), Jon A. van Heerden (Editor)

By Dimitrios Linos (Editor), Jon A. van Heerden (Editor)

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2 HPA Axis: A Multilevel Endocrine System . . 1 Hypothalamus: Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone and Arginine Vasopressin . . 2 Anterior Pituitary: Adrenocorticotropin . . 3 Adrenal Cortex: Glucocorticoids . . 3 HPA Axis: Other System Interactions . . 1 HPA Axis: Immune System . . 2 HPA Axis: Other Endocrine Axes . . 4 HPA Axis: Pathophysiology . . 26 References . . 1 Introduction The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis outlines the tight hormonal coupling of the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary and the adrenal cortex (Fig.

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