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What stimulates the hypothalamus to release its

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Unformatted text preview: ress Promotes growth 11 4/21/13 don't care about the last 4 Hypothalamus? •  What stimulates the hypothalamus to release its hormones? Components of Homeostatic System •  Receptors –  Provide information about specific conditions •  Control Center –  Evaluates the information from receptors –  Set point •  Effectors –  Respond to restore the deviation from the set values of the internal environment 12 4/21/13 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Hypothalamus adrenal medulla Anterior pituitary Adrenal cortex secretes cortisol Cortisol regulates stress Increases plasma concentration of glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids Function of Cortisol •  Increases the fuel availability to the brain •  Gluconeogenesis •  Lypolytic hormone •  Anti-inflammatory effects (immunosuppressive) •  Affects memory function 13...
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