The Adrenal - the effects of cortisol(high blood sugar...

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The Adrenal Study Objectives To draw the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis To define the zona glomerulosa, zona fasiculata and zona reticularis, To describe the structure and function of the adrenal cortex, secretory pattern of cortisol and its importance, the pathology of the HPA axis. To explain the biosynthesis of aldosterone, cortisol and adrenal androgens – use this to explain why defects in biosynthesis gives rise to CAH in particular. The effects of ACTH on the adrenal The effects of ACTH (MSH) on the skin
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Unformatted text preview: the effects of cortisol (high blood sugar, adiposity in the midline, muscle wasting) why cortisol must be converted to corticosterone in the kidney (recall liquorice). specific consequences and the therapy of high ACTH and cortisol and adrenal androgen disorders. The role of aldosterone , vasopressin (AVP or ADH) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) in blood pressure regulation. The role of aldosterone , AVP and ANP in salt balance regulation....
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