Examinations that evaluate and monitor hormone production in the adrenal cortex.
The outer layer of the adrenal gland. It is derived from MESODERM and comprised of three zones (outer ZONA GLOMERULOSA, middle ZONA FASCICULATA, and inner ZONA RETICULARIS) with each producing various steroids preferentially, such as ALDOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE; DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and ANDROSTENEDIONE. Adrenal cortex function is regulated by pituitary ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN.
The rostral part of the frontal lobe, bounded by the inferior precentral fissure in humans, which receives projection fibers from the MEDIODORSAL NUCLEUS OF THE THALAMUS. The prefrontal cortex receives afferent fibers from numerous structures of the DIENCEPHALON; MESENCEPHALON; and LIMBIC SYSTEM as well as cortical afferents of visual, auditory, and somatic origin.
A pair of glands located at the cranial pole of each of the two KIDNEYS. Each adrenal gland is composed of two distinct endocrine tissues with separate embryonic origins, the ADRENAL CORTEX producing STEROIDS and the ADRENAL MEDULLA producing NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.
Tumors or cancers of the ADRENAL CORTEX.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Blood tests that are used to evaluate how well a patient's liver is working and also to help diagnose liver conditions.
The inner portion of the adrenal gland. Derived from ECTODERM, adrenal medulla consists mainly of CHROMAFFIN CELLS that produces and stores a number of NEUROTRANSMITTERS, mainly adrenaline (EPINEPHRINE) and NOREPINEPHRINE. The activity of the adrenal medulla is regulated by the SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM.
The inner zone of the adrenal cortex. This zone produces the enzymes that convert PREGNENOLONE, a 21-carbon steroid, to 19-carbon steroids (DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and ANDROSTENEDIONE) via 17-ALPHA-HYDROXYPREGNENOLONE.
Pathological processes of the ADRENAL CORTEX.
Tumors or cancer of the ADRENAL GLANDS.
Pathological processes of the ADRENAL GLANDS.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
An anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the ADRENAL CORTEX and its production of CORTICOSTEROIDS. ACTH is a 39-amino acid polypeptide of which the N-terminal 24-amino acid segment is identical in all species and contains the adrenocorticotrophic activity. Upon further tissue-specific processing, ACTH can yield ALPHA-MSH and corticotrophin-like intermediate lobe peptide (CLIP).
The wide middle zone of the adrenal cortex. This zone produces a series of enzymes that convert PREGNENOLONE to cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) via 17-ALPHA-HYDROXYPROGESTERONE.
The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.
Conditions in which the production of adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS falls below the requirement of the body. Adrenal insufficiency can be caused by defects in the ADRENAL GLANDS, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the HYPOTHALAMUS.
Hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND. Elevated levels of thyroid hormones increase BASAL METABOLIC RATE.
A tripeptide that stimulates the release of THYROTROPIN and PROLACTIN. It is synthesized by the neurons in the PARAVENTRICULAR NUCLEUS of the HYPOTHALAMUS. After being released into the pituitary portal circulation, TRH (was called TRF) stimulates the release of TSH and PRL from the ANTERIOR PITUITARY GLAND.
A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND, leading to a decrease in BASAL METABOLIC RATE. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and EDEMA, known as MYXEDEMA.
A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Thyrotropin stimulates THYROID GLAND by increasing the iodide transport, synthesis and release of thyroid hormones (THYROXINE and TRIIODOTHYRONINE). Thyrotropin consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH; LUTEINIZING HORMONE and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.
The major hormone derived from the thyroid gland. Thyroxine is synthesized via the iodination of tyrosines (MONOIODOTYROSINE) and the coupling of iodotyrosines (DIIODOTYROSINE) in the THYROGLOBULIN. Thyroxine is released from thyroglobulin by proteolysis and secreted into the blood. Thyroxine is peripherally deiodinated to form TRIIODOTHYRONINE which exerts a broad spectrum of stimulatory effects on cell metabolism.
A condition in infancy or early childhood due to an in-utero deficiency of THYROID HORMONES that can be caused by genetic or environmental factors, such as thyroid dysgenesis or HYPOTHYROIDISM in infants of mothers treated with THIOURACIL during pregnancy. Endemic cretinism is the result of iodine deficiency. Clinical symptoms include severe MENTAL RETARDATION, impaired skeletal development, short stature, and MYXEDEMA.
A T3 thyroid hormone normally synthesized and secreted by the thyroid gland in much smaller quantities than thyroxine (T4). Most T3 is derived from peripheral monodeiodination of T4 at the 5' position of the outer ring of the iodothyronine nucleus. The hormone finally delivered and used by the tissues is mainly T3.
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the SALIVARY GLANDS and mucous glands of the mouth. It contains MUCINS, water, organic salts, and ptylin.
The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.
Procedures for collecting, preserving, and transporting of specimens sufficiently stable to provide accurate and precise results suitable for clinical interpretation.
The interactions between the anterior pituitary and adrenal glands, in which corticotropin (ACTH) stimulates the adrenal cortex and adrenal cortical hormones suppress the production of corticotropin by the anterior pituitary.
A collection of NEURONS, tracts of NERVE FIBERS, endocrine tissue, and blood vessels in the HYPOTHALAMUS and the PITUITARY GLAND. This hypothalamo-hypophyseal portal circulation provides the mechanism for hypothalamic neuroendocrine (HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES) regulation of pituitary function and the release of various PITUITARY HORMONES into the systemic circulation to maintain HOMEOSTASIS.
The regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, and feeding.
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.

Tests of adrenal insufficiency. (1/61)

AIM: In suspected adrenal insufficiency, the ideal test for assessing the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis is controversial. Therefore, three tests were compared in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of adrenal insufficiency. METHOD: Responses to the standard short Synacthen test (SSST), the low dose Synacthen test (LDST), and the 08:00 hour serum cortisol concentration were measured in 32 patients. A normal response to the synacthen test was defined as a peak serum cortisol of >/= 500 nmol/l and/or incremental concentration of >/= 200 nmol/l. The sensitivity and specificity of the 08:00 hour serum cortisol concentration compared with other tests was calculated. RESULTS: Three patients had neither an adequate peak nor increment after the SSST and LDST. All had a serum 08:00 hour cortisol concentration of < 200 nmol/l. Eight patients had abnormal responses by both criteria to the LDST but had normal responses to the SSST. Three reported amelioration of their symptoms on hydrocortisone replacement. Twenty one patients had a normal response to both tests (of these, 14 achieved adequate peak and increment after both tests and seven did not have an adequate peak after the LDST but had a normal increment). The lowest 08:00 hour serum cortisol concentration above which patients achieved normal responses to both the LDST and SSST was 500 nmol/l. At this cut off value (compared with the LDST), the serum 08:00 hour cortisol concentration had a sensitivity of 100% but specificity was only 33%. CONCLUSION: The LDST revealed mild degrees of adrenal insufficiency not detected by the SSST. The value of a single 08:00 hour serum cortisol concentration is limited.  (+info)

Effect of multiple courses of antenatal corticosteroids on pituitary-adrenal function in preterm infants. (2/61)

AIM: To evaluate the pituitary-adrenal function of preterm infants whose mothers received multiple courses (8 or more doses) of antenatal dexamethasone. METHODS: The pituitary-adrenal function of 14 preterm infants whose mothers received eight or more doses of antenatal dexamethasone were assessed using the human corticotrophin releasing hormone (hCRH) stimulation test when 7 days (n = 14) and 14 days old (n = 12). During each test, blood samples were taken at 0 (baseline), 15, 30 and 60 minutes after an intravenous bolus dose of hCRH (1 microg/kg). The corresponding hormone concentrations were compared between days 7 and 14, and with various associated factors. RESULTS: The baseline (0 min) plasma adrenocorticotrophic hormone concentration was significantly higher at day 14 than at day 7 (p = 0.036). None of the corresponding poststimulation (15, 30, and 60 min) hormone concentrations was significantly different between the two time epochs. When the association between the hormone concentrations and the number of antenatal dexamethasone doses received by the mothers was assessed, a significant negative correlation was observed in serum cortisol concentrations at 15 and 30 min on day 14 (r = -0.59, p = 0.04 and r = -0.60, p = 0.039, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: The absence of a significant difference in poststimulation hormone concentrations between days 7 and 14 in this cohort of infants, and the similarity of their hormone responses with those of older children and adults, suggests that no severe pituitary-adrenal suppression had occurred. None the less there was evidence of mild adrenal suppression in some of the treated infants. Vigilance in monitoring blood pressure, electrolytes and signs of adrenal suppression in infants whose mothers receive multiple courses (8 or more doses) of antenatal dexamethasone is required, as some of them might have diminished adrenal reserve.  (+info)

Adrenal insufficiency in septic shock. (3/61)

BACKGROUND: Functional adrenal insufficiency has been documented in critically ill adults. OBJECTIVE: To document the incidence of adrenal insufficiency in children with septic shock, and to evaluate its effect on catecholamine requirements, duration of intensive care, and mortality. SETTING: Sixteen-bed paediatric intensive care unit in a university hospital. METHODS: Thirty three children with septic shock were enrolled. Adrenal function was assessed by the maximum cortisol response after synthetic adrenocorticotropin stimulation (short Synacthen test). Insufficiency was defined as a post-Synacthen cortisol increment < 200 nmol/l. RESULTS: Overall mortality was 33%. The incidence of adrenal insufficiency was 52% and children with adrenal insufficiency were significantly older and tended to have higher paediatric risk of mortality scores. They also required higher dose vasopressors for haemodynamic stability. In the survivor group, those with adrenal insufficiency needed a longer period of inotropic support than those with normal function (median, 3 v 2 days), but there was no significant difference in duration of ventilation (median, 4 days for each group) or length of stay (median, 5 v 4 days). Mortality was not significantly greater in children with adrenal insufficiency than in those with adequate adrenal function (6 of 17 v 5 of 16, respectively). CONCLUSION: Adrenal insufficiency is common in children with septic shock. It is associated with an increased vasopressor requirement and duration of shock.  (+info)

Expression of adrenocorticotropin receptor gene in adrenocortical adenomas from patients with Cushing syndrome: possible contribution for the autonomous production of cortisol. (4/61)

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether inhibition of endogenous adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) secretion in patients with Cushing syndrome affects the expression of the ACTH receptor (ACTH-R) gene in adrenocortical adenoma and attached atrophic normal gland. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: ACTH increases adrenal cell growth and steroidogenesis by means of ACTH-R. In vivo and in vitro studies have shown that expression of ACTH-R is upregulated by its own ligand ACTH in several species. In patients with Cushing syndrome resulting from adrenocortical adenoma, there is autonomous production of cortisol from the adenoma. This strongly inhibits endogenous ACTH secretion, giving rise to the speculation that the expression of the ACTH-R gene in these patients is also suppressed. However, previous studies have shown that administration of exogenous ACTH to these patients leads to a further increase in the production of cortisol, suggesting the expression of functional ACTH-R in the adenoma. The authors, therefore, examined the expression of the ACTH-R gene in these patients. METHODS: Fourteen patients with Cushing syndrome were studied. Glucocorticoid excess resulting from autonomous production from the adenomas was ascertained, and unilateral adrenalectomy was performed. The levels of ACTH-R and cytochrome P450 side chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc) mRNAs were determined by Northern blot analysis. The entire coding region of the ACTH-R gene in these patients was sequenced. RESULTS: ACTH-R mRNA abundance in the attached atrophic normal adrenals was suppressed and invariably less than that in the normal gland obtained from a patient with renal cancer. However, the expression of ACTH-R mRNA was not suppressed in any of the adenomas. Expression of ACTH-R mRNA in the adenomas was four- to sixfold greater than that in the attached atrophic gland. No mutation in the coding sequence of the ACTH-R gene in the adenoma was detected in any of the patients. The mRNA in the adenomas appeared to be translated into functionally active receptor because intramuscular administration of ACTH resulted in significant increases in plasma cortisol before surgery but not 3 months after surgery. In addition, there was a positive linear correlation between the expressions of ACTH-R and P450scc mRNAs in the adenoma tissue. CONCLUSIONS: Suppressed ACTH secretion in patients with Cushing syndrome results in reduction of the ACTH-R mRNA expression in nonneoplastic adrenocortical cells. However, the regulatory mechanism of ACTH-R expression might be different in adenoma. Persistent expression in the adenoma of ACTH-R alone, even in the absence of ACTH, might result in increased basal adenyl cyclase activity, as observed in the case of thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor, and thereby might play a role in the autonomous production of cortisol.  (+info)

Effect on adrenal function of topically applied clobetasol propionate (Dermovate). (5/61)

Thirty-nine patients (15 outpatients and 24 inpatients) with a variety of skin diseases affecting variable areas of the body surface were treated with clobetasol propionate ointment (Dermovate). Before and after treatment the adrenal response to an intramuscular injection of tetracosactrin was rested and additional 9 am plasma cortisol levels were measured at intervals during treatment. A satisfactory initial therapeutic response was achieved in almost all cases during the trial period. When more than 50 g of ointment a week was used a significant number of patients developed adrenal suppression. WHen less than 50 g per week was used any suppression tended to be transtion. These cysts may be the cause of this condition, producing abnormal amounts of ovarian steroids which modify the pituitary response. Futher studies are needed, however, to determine this possibility.  (+info)

Evaluation and management of adrenal masses. (6/61)

BACKGROUND: The widespread use of abdominal imaging has led to increased detection of adrenal tumors. The significance of these masses, as well as the optimal management approach to treatment, has generated some controversy regarding further evaluation and therapy. METHODS: The authors reviewed the literature regarding the evaluation and management of these masses, particularly adrenal incidentalomas. Based on their institutional experience, they propose a diagnostic, evaluation, and management algorithm for treating adrenal masses. RESULTS: Appearance and clinical history should indicate how to perform the biochemical evaluation, keeping in mind that the presence of pheochromocytomas must be ruled out. Radiological evaluation by CT or MRI provides useful parameters to identify malignant lesions. Surgery is indicated for masses that are larger than 5 cm in diameter or suspected of malignancy. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy should be used when other extra-adrenal malignancies are suspected and after pheochromocytoma has been ruled out. CONCLUSIONS: Careful analysis of each adrenal mass is essential to effectively avoid potential problems. Guidelines to manage patients with adrenal masses are needed.  (+info)

Evaluation of low dose ACTH stimulation test in suspected secondary adrenocortical insufficiency. (7/61)

BACKGROUND: Several studies in the last few years have shown that the standard 250 micro g dose used in ACTH stimulation test may be very high and have suggested that a dose of 1 micro g may be sufficient for evaluating hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. AIMS: To evaluate the role of low dose ACTH stimulation test in patients with suspected Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (SAI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients of suspected SAI with a documented pituitary lesion and seven normal healthy controls were included in the study. All the subjects underwent ACTH stimulation test with standard high dose (HD= 250 microg) and low dose (LD= 1 microg) ACTH. Insulin Induced Hypoglycaemia (IIH) test was done in 7 out of 9 patients in whom the results of the two tests were discordant. The cut off for normal HD stimulation test was taken as peak cortisol response > 18 microg/dl and for LD test, either a cortisol response of > 18 microg/dl or an increment of more than 7 micro g/dl over the basal value at any time during the test, on the basis of response observed in controls. RESULTS: 22/31 patients (74%) in SAI group showed concordant results with both tests, whereas nine patients had discordant results. These nine patients showed AI with LD ACTH, but HD ACTH test showed a normal response. In 7 of these 9 patients who underwent IIH, AI was confirmed in 6. CONCLUSION: The LD ACTH stimulation test seems to be better than HD ACTH stimulation test for evaluating HPA axis in patients with suspected SAI. When basal cortisol is normal, LD ACTH stimulation test detects subtle SAI.  (+info)

Prospective examination of adrenocortical function in advanced AIDS patients. (8/61)

In human immunodeficiency virus infected individuals, human cytomegalovirus (CMV) remains a significant pathogen. The adrenal gland is a preferential site of CMV disease in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. However, glucocorticoid replacement is often not selected because of the risk of exacerbating underlying infection. To evaluate the need for glucocorticoid replacement in these patients, we performed a prospective study to investigate the adrenal function in 60 advanced AIDS patients. Their adrenal function including rapid ACTH test (RAT), basal plasma ACTH level, and daily urinary free cortisol level was evaluated. Approximately 25% of the patients turned out to be abnormal in this evaluation. Almost 60% of the patients could be followed up for one year or until their death. Using the follow-up data, we calculated sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value. Excretion of urinary free cortisol with normal RAT was comparable to normal controls, whereas patients with abnormal RAT excreted significantly lower urinary free cortisol. During hospitalization, 14 patients with normal RAT had febrile episode. During the febrile period the concentration of the urinary free cortisol level increased by 2.2 times. This study suggests that glucocorticoid replacement is necessary for AIDS patients suspected as clinically adrenal insufficiency, and that the dose of glucocorticoid replacement might be increased during sick days in AIDS patients with abnormal adrenal function.  (+info)

Adrenal cortex function tests are a group of diagnostic tests that evaluate the proper functioning of the adrenal cortex, which is the outer layer of the adrenal glands. These glands are located on top of each kidney and are responsible for producing several essential hormones. The adrenal cortex produces hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, and androgens.

There are several types of adrenal cortex function tests, including:

1. Cortisol testing: This test measures the levels of cortisol in the blood or urine to determine if the adrenal glands are producing adequate amounts of this hormone. Cortisol helps regulate metabolism, immune response, and stress response.
2. ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) stimulation test: This test measures the adrenal gland's response to ACTH, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. The test involves administering synthetic ACTH and measuring cortisol levels before and after administration.
3. Aldosterone testing: This test measures the levels of aldosterone in the blood or urine to determine if the adrenal glands are producing adequate amounts of this hormone. Aldosterone helps regulate electrolyte balance and blood pressure.
4. Dexamethasone suppression test: This test involves administering dexamethasone, a synthetic corticosteroid, to suppress cortisol production. The test measures cortisol levels before and after administration to determine if the adrenal glands are overproducing cortisol.
5. Androgen testing: This test measures the levels of androgens, such as testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), in the blood or urine to determine if the adrenal glands are producing excessive amounts of these hormones.

Abnormal results from adrenal cortex function tests may indicate conditions such as Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and pheochromocytoma.

The adrenal cortex is the outer portion of the adrenal gland, which is located on top of the kidneys. It plays a crucial role in producing hormones that are essential for various bodily functions. The adrenal cortex is divided into three zones:

1. Zona glomerulosa: This outermost zone produces mineralocorticoids, primarily aldosterone. Aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium balance and thus influences blood pressure by controlling the amount of fluid in the body.
2. Zona fasciculata: The middle layer is responsible for producing glucocorticoids, with cortisol being the most important one. Cortisol regulates metabolism, helps manage stress responses, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also plays a role in blood sugar regulation and maintaining the body's response to injury and illness.
3. Zona reticularis: The innermost zone produces androgens, primarily dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate form (DHEAS). These androgens are weak compared to those produced by the gonads (ovaries or testes), but they can be converted into more potent androgens or estrogens in peripheral tissues.

Disorders related to the adrenal cortex can lead to hormonal imbalances, affecting various bodily functions. Examples include Addison's disease (insufficient adrenal cortical hormone production) and Cushing's syndrome (excessive glucocorticoid levels).

The prefrontal cortex is the anterior (frontal) part of the frontal lobe in the brain, involved in higher-order cognitive processes such as planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. It also plays a significant role in working memory and executive functions. The prefrontal cortex is divided into several subregions, each associated with specific cognitive and emotional functions. Damage to the prefrontal cortex can result in various impairments, including difficulties with planning, decision making, and social behavior regulation.

The adrenal glands are a pair of endocrine glands that are located on top of the kidneys. Each gland has two parts: the outer cortex and the inner medulla. The adrenal cortex produces hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, and androgens, which regulate metabolism, blood pressure, and other vital functions. The adrenal medulla produces catecholamines, including epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), which help the body respond to stress by increasing heart rate, blood pressure, and alertness.

The frontal lobe is the largest lobes of the human brain, located at the front part of each cerebral hemisphere and situated in front of the parietal and temporal lobes. It plays a crucial role in higher cognitive functions such as decision making, problem solving, planning, parts of social behavior, emotional expressions, physical reactions, and motor function. The frontal lobe is also responsible for what's known as "executive functions," which include the ability to focus attention, understand rules, switch focus, plan actions, and inhibit inappropriate behaviors. It is divided into five areas, each with its own specific functions: the primary motor cortex, premotor cortex, Broca's area, prefrontal cortex, and orbitofrontal cortex. Damage to the frontal lobe can result in a wide range of impairments, depending on the location and extent of the injury.

Adrenal cortex neoplasms refer to abnormal growths (tumors) in the adrenal gland's outer layer, known as the adrenal cortex. These neoplasms can be benign or malignant (cancerous). Benign tumors are called adrenal adenomas, while cancerous tumors are called adrenocortical carcinomas.

Adrenal cortex neoplasms can produce various hormones, leading to different clinical presentations. For instance, they may cause Cushing's syndrome (characterized by excessive cortisol production), Conn's syndrome (caused by aldosterone excess), or virilization (due to androgen excess). Some tumors may not produce any hormones and are discovered incidentally during imaging studies for unrelated conditions.

The diagnosis of adrenal cortex neoplasms typically involves a combination of imaging techniques, such as CT or MRI scans, and hormonal assessments to determine if the tumor is functional or non-functional. In some cases, a biopsy may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis and differentiate between benign and malignant tumors. Treatment options depend on the type, size, location, and hormonal activity of the neoplasm and may include surgical excision, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these approaches.

Medical Definition:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed cross-sectional or three-dimensional images of the internal structures of the body. The patient lies within a large, cylindrical magnet, and the scanner detects changes in the direction of the magnetic field caused by protons in the body. These changes are then converted into detailed images that help medical professionals to diagnose and monitor various medical conditions, such as tumors, injuries, or diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, heart, blood vessels, joints, and other internal organs. MRI does not use radiation like computed tomography (CT) scans.

Liver function tests (LFTs) are a group of blood tests that are used to assess the functioning and health of the liver. These tests measure the levels of various enzymes, proteins, and waste products that are produced or metabolized by the liver. Some common LFTs include:

1. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT): An enzyme found primarily in the liver, ALT is released into the bloodstream in response to liver cell damage. Elevated levels of ALT may indicate liver injury or disease.
2. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST): Another enzyme found in various tissues, including the liver, heart, and muscles. Like ALT, AST is released into the bloodstream following tissue damage. High AST levels can be a sign of liver damage or other medical conditions.
3. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP): An enzyme found in several organs, including the liver, bile ducts, and bones. Elevated ALP levels may indicate a blockage in the bile ducts, liver disease, or bone disorders.
4. Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT): An enzyme found mainly in the liver, pancreas, and biliary system. Increased GGT levels can suggest liver disease, alcohol consumption, or the use of certain medications.
5. Bilirubin: A yellowish pigment produced when hemoglobin from red blood cells is broken down. Bilirubin is processed by the liver and excreted through bile. High bilirubin levels can indicate liver dysfunction, bile duct obstruction, or certain types of anemia.
6. Albumin: A protein produced by the liver that helps maintain fluid balance in the body and transports various substances in the blood. Low albumin levels may suggest liver damage, malnutrition, or kidney disease.
7. Total protein: A measure of all proteins present in the blood, including albumin and other types of proteins produced by the liver. Decreased total protein levels can indicate liver dysfunction or other medical conditions.

These tests are often ordered together as part of a routine health checkup or when evaluating symptoms related to liver function or disease. The results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings, medical history, and other diagnostic tests.

The adrenal medulla is the inner part of the adrenal gland, which is located on top of the kidneys. It is responsible for producing and releasing hormones such as epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) and norepinephrine (also known as noradrenaline). These hormones play a crucial role in the body's "fight or flight" response, preparing the body for immediate action in response to stress.

Epinephrine increases heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate, while also increasing blood flow to muscles and decreasing blood flow to the skin and digestive system. Norepinephrine has similar effects but is generally less potent than epinephrine. Together, these hormones help to prepare the body for physical activity and increase alertness and focus.

Disorders of the adrenal medulla can lead to a variety of symptoms, including high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, anxiety, and tremors. Some conditions that affect the adrenal medulla include pheochromocytoma, a tumor that causes excessive production of epinephrine and norepinephrine, and neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor that arises from immature nerve cells in the adrenal gland.

The zona reticularis is a layer of the adrenal cortex, which is the outer part of the adrenal gland. These glands are located on top of the kidneys and are responsible for producing several important hormones. The adrenal cortex itself has three distinct layers: the zona glomerulosa, the zona fasciculata, and the zona reticularis.

The zona reticularis is the innermost layer of the adrenal cortex. It is responsible for producing and releasing certain steroid hormones, particularly androgens such as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEAS). These androgens are precursor hormones that can be converted into more potent androgens or estrogens in other parts of the body. The zona reticularis plays a crucial role in sexual development and function, as well as maintaining overall health and well-being.

Disorders related to the zona reticularis may result in abnormal hormone production, leading to conditions such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, or Addison's disease. Proper diagnosis and treatment of these disorders typically involve endocrinologists, healthcare professionals specializing in hormonal and metabolic disorders.

Adrenal cortex diseases refer to a group of conditions that affect the adrenal glands, which are small glands located on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands consist of two parts: the outer adrenal cortex and the inner medulla. The adrenal cortex is responsible for producing hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, and androgens that regulate various bodily functions, including metabolism, blood pressure, and sexual development.

Diseases of the adrenal cortex can result from an overproduction or underproduction of these hormones. Some common adrenal cortex diseases include:

1. Addison's disease: a condition characterized by insufficient production of hormones by the adrenal glands, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, low blood pressure, and darkening of the skin.
2. Cushing's syndrome: a condition caused by an excess of cortisol in the body, which can result from taking high doses of corticosteroid medications or from a tumor in the pituitary gland or adrenal glands. Symptoms include weight gain, particularly around the trunk and face, thinning of the skin, easy bruising, muscle weakness, and mood changes.
3. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: a group of inherited disorders that affect the production of hormones by the adrenal glands. Depending on the specific type of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, symptoms can range from ambiguous genitalia in newborns to precocious puberty, short stature, and infertility in older children and adults.
4. Adrenal tumors: benign or cancerous growths that develop in the adrenal glands and can cause hormonal imbalances. Symptoms depend on the type of tumor and the hormones it produces.

Treatment for adrenal cortex diseases depends on the specific condition and its underlying cause. Treatment options may include medication, surgery, or radiation therapy.

Adrenal gland neoplasms refer to abnormal growths or tumors in the adrenal glands. These glands are located on top of each kidney and are responsible for producing hormones that regulate various bodily functions such as metabolism, blood pressure, and stress response. Adrenal gland neoplasms can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Benign adrenal tumors are called adenomas and are usually small and asymptomatic. However, some adenomas may produce excessive amounts of hormones, leading to symptoms such as high blood pressure, weight gain, and mood changes.

Malignant adrenal tumors are called adrenocortical carcinomas and are rare but aggressive cancers that can spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms of adrenocortical carcinoma may include abdominal pain, weight loss, and hormonal imbalances.

It is important to diagnose and treat adrenal gland neoplasms early to prevent complications and improve outcomes. Diagnostic tests may include imaging studies such as CT scans or MRIs, as well as hormone level testing and biopsy. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these approaches.

Adrenal gland diseases refer to a group of medical conditions that affect the function or structure of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are small, triangular-shaped glands located on top of each kidney. They are responsible for producing several essential hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, and adrenaline (epinephrine).

There are various types of adrenal gland diseases, some of which include:

1. Adrenal Insufficiency: A condition where the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones, particularly cortisol and aldosterone. This can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss, low blood pressure, and skin hyperpigmentation.
2. Cushing's Syndrome: A condition characterized by an excess of cortisol in the body. It can be caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland or adrenal glands, or it can result from long-term use of steroid medications.
3. Adrenal Cancer: A rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, weight loss, and high blood pressure.
4. Pheochromocytoma: A tumor that develops in the adrenal glands and causes an overproduction of adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine). Symptoms may include high blood pressure, headaches, sweating, and anxiety.
5. Adrenal Hemorrhage: A condition where bleeding occurs in the adrenal glands, often as a result of severe trauma or infection. This can lead to adrenal insufficiency and other complications.
6. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: An inherited disorder that affects the production of cortisol and other hormones in the adrenal glands. Symptoms may include ambiguous genitalia, precocious puberty, and short stature.

Treatment for adrenal gland diseases varies depending on the specific condition and its severity. Treatment options may include medication, surgery, or radiation therapy.

Respiratory Function Tests (RFTs) are a group of medical tests that measure how well your lungs take in and exhale air, and how well they transfer oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of your blood. They can help diagnose certain lung disorders, measure the severity of lung disease, and monitor response to treatment.

RFTs include several types of tests, such as:

1. Spirometry: This test measures how much air you can exhale and how quickly you can do it. It's often used to diagnose and monitor conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.
2. Lung volume testing: This test measures the total amount of air in your lungs. It can help diagnose restrictive lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis or sarcoidosis.
3. Diffusion capacity testing: This test measures how well oxygen moves from your lungs into your bloodstream. It's often used to diagnose and monitor conditions like pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, and other lung diseases that affect the ability of the lungs to transfer oxygen to the blood.
4. Bronchoprovocation testing: This test involves inhaling a substance that can cause your airways to narrow, such as methacholine or histamine. It's often used to diagnose and monitor asthma.
5. Exercise stress testing: This test measures how well your lungs and heart work together during exercise. It's often used to diagnose lung or heart disease.

Overall, Respiratory Function Tests are an important tool for diagnosing and managing a wide range of lung conditions.

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) is a hormone produced and released by the anterior pituitary gland, a small endocrine gland located at the base of the brain. ACTH plays a crucial role in the regulation of the body's stress response and has significant effects on various physiological processes.

The primary function of ACTH is to stimulate the adrenal glands, which are triangular-shaped glands situated on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands consist of two parts: the outer cortex and the inner medulla. ACTH specifically targets the adrenal cortex, where it binds to specific receptors and initiates a series of biochemical reactions leading to the production and release of steroid hormones, primarily cortisol (a glucocorticoid) and aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid).

Cortisol is involved in various metabolic processes, such as regulating blood sugar levels, modulating the immune response, and helping the body respond to stress. Aldosterone plays a vital role in maintaining electrolyte and fluid balance by promoting sodium reabsorption and potassium excretion in the kidneys.

ACTH release is controlled by the hypothalamus, another part of the brain, which produces corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH). CRH stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to secrete ACTH, which in turn triggers cortisol production in the adrenal glands. This complex feedback system helps maintain homeostasis and ensures that appropriate amounts of cortisol are released in response to various physiological and psychological stressors.

Disorders related to ACTH can lead to hormonal imbalances, resulting in conditions such as Cushing's syndrome (excessive cortisol production) or Addison's disease (insufficient cortisol production). Proper diagnosis and management of these disorders typically involve assessing the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and addressing any underlying issues affecting ACTH secretion.

The Zona Fasciculata is a region within the adrenal gland, which is a small gland located on top of the kidneys. It plays an essential role in endocrine function. The adrenal gland is divided into two main parts: the outer cortex and the inner medulla. The cortex itself is further divided into three zones: the Zona Glomerulosa, the Zona Fasciculata, and the Zona Reticularis.

The Zona Fasciculata is the middle layer of the adrenal cortex. It is primarily responsible for producing and releasing steroid hormones, particularly glucocorticoids such as cortisol. Cortisol helps regulate metabolism, immune response, and stress response, among other functions. The Zona Fasciculata contains large, column-shaped cells called fasciculated cells that contain lipid droplets filled with cholesterol esters. These cells convert cholesterol into pregnenolone, which is then converted into cortisol through a series of enzymatic reactions.

In summary, the Zona Fasciculata is a crucial region within the adrenal gland that produces and releases cortisol, a vital glucocorticoid hormone involved in various physiological processes.

The cerebral cortex is the outermost layer of the brain, characterized by its intricate folded structure and wrinkled appearance. It is a region of great importance as it plays a key role in higher cognitive functions such as perception, consciousness, thought, memory, language, and attention. The cerebral cortex is divided into two hemispheres, each containing four lobes: the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. These areas are responsible for different functions, with some regions specializing in sensory processing while others are involved in motor control or associative functions. The cerebral cortex is composed of gray matter, which contains neuronal cell bodies, and is covered by a layer of white matter that consists mainly of myelinated nerve fibers.

Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of certain hormones, primarily cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol helps regulate metabolism, respond to stress, and suppress inflammation, while aldosterone helps regulate sodium and potassium levels in the body to maintain blood pressure.

Primary adrenal insufficiency, also known as Addison's disease, occurs when there is damage to the adrenal glands themselves, often due to autoimmune disorders, infections, or certain medications. Secondary adrenal insufficiency occurs when the pituitary gland fails to produce enough adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol.

Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include fatigue, weakness, weight loss, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, low blood pressure, dizziness, and darkening of the skin. Treatment typically involves replacing the missing hormones with medications taken orally or by injection.

Hyperthyroidism is a medical condition characterized by an excessive production and release of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland, leading to an increased metabolic rate in various body systems. The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, produces two main thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones play crucial roles in regulating many bodily functions, including heart rate, digestion, energy levels, and mood.

In hyperthyroidism, the elevated levels of T3 and T4 can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as rapid heartbeat, weight loss, heat intolerance, increased appetite, tremors, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. Some common causes of hyperthyroidism include Graves' disease, toxic adenoma, Plummer's disease (toxic multinodular goiter), and thyroiditis. Proper diagnosis and treatment are essential to manage the symptoms and prevent potential complications associated with this condition.

Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH) is a tripeptide hormone that is produced and released by the hypothalamus in the brain. Its main function is to regulate the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) from the anterior pituitary gland. TRH acts on the pituitary gland to stimulate the synthesis and secretion of TSH, which then stimulates the thyroid gland to produce and release thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4)) into the bloodstream.

TRH is a tripeptide amino acid sequence with the structure of pGlu-His-Pro-NH2, and it is synthesized as a larger precursor molecule called preprothyrotropin-releasing hormone (preproTRH) in the hypothalamus. PreproTRH undergoes post-translational processing to produce TRH, which is then stored in secretory vesicles and released into the hypophyseal portal system, where it travels to the anterior pituitary gland and binds to TRH receptors on thyrotroph cells.

In addition to its role in regulating TSH release, TRH has been shown to have other physiological functions, including modulation of feeding behavior, body temperature, and neurotransmitter release. Dysregulation of the TRH-TSH axis can lead to various thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition where the thyroid gland, which is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck, does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This results in a slowing down of the body's metabolic processes, leading to various symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, muscle weakness, and depression.

The two main thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones play crucial roles in regulating various bodily functions, including heart rate, body temperature, and energy levels. In hypothyroidism, the production of these hormones is insufficient, leading to a range of symptoms that can affect multiple organ systems.

Hypothyroidism can be caused by several factors, including autoimmune disorders (such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis), surgical removal of the thyroid gland, radiation therapy for neck cancer, certain medications, and congenital defects. Hypothyroidism is typically diagnosed through blood tests that measure levels of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), T3, and T4. Treatment usually involves taking synthetic thyroid hormones to replace the missing hormones and alleviate symptoms.

Thyrotropin, also known as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Its primary function is to regulate the production and release of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones from the thyroid gland. Thyrotropin binds to receptors on the surface of thyroid follicular cells, stimulating the uptake of iodide and the synthesis and release of T4 and T3. The secretion of thyrotropin is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis: thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) from the hypothalamus stimulates the release of thyrotropin, while T3 and T4 inhibit its release through a negative feedback mechanism.

Thyroxine (T4) is a type of hormone produced and released by the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the front of your neck. It is one of two major hormones produced by the thyroid gland, with the other being triiodothyronine (T3).

Thyroxine plays a crucial role in regulating various metabolic processes in the body, including growth, development, and energy expenditure. Specifically, T4 helps to control the rate at which your body burns calories for energy, regulates protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism, and influences the body's sensitivity to other hormones.

T4 is produced by combining iodine and tyrosine, an amino acid found in many foods. Once produced, T4 circulates in the bloodstream and gets converted into its active form, T3, in various tissues throughout the body. Thyroxine has a longer half-life than T3, which means it remains active in the body for a more extended period.

Abnormal levels of thyroxine can lead to various medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). These conditions can cause a range of symptoms, including weight gain or loss, fatigue, mood changes, and changes in heart rate and blood pressure.

Congenital hypothyroidism is a medical condition characterized by the partial or complete absence of thyroid hormone production in the baby's body at birth. The thyroid gland, which is located in the front of the neck, produces hormones that are essential for normal growth and development of the brain and body.

Congenital hypothyroidism can occur due to various reasons such as the absence or abnormal development of the thyroid gland, or a defect in the production or regulation of thyroid hormones. In some cases, it may be caused by genetic mutations that affect the development or function of the thyroid gland.

If left untreated, congenital hypothyroidism can lead to mental and physical retardation, growth problems, and other health issues. Therefore, it is important to diagnose and treat this condition as early as possible, usually within the first few weeks of life. Treatment typically involves replacing the missing thyroid hormones with synthetic medications, which are safe and effective when administered under a doctor's supervision.

Triiodothyronine (T3) is a thyroid hormone, specifically the active form of thyroid hormone, that plays a critical role in the regulation of metabolism, growth, and development in the human body. It is produced by the thyroid gland through the iodination and coupling of the amino acid tyrosine with three atoms of iodine. T3 is more potent than its precursor, thyroxine (T4), which has four iodine atoms, as T3 binds more strongly to thyroid hormone receptors and accelerates metabolic processes at the cellular level.

In circulation, about 80% of T3 is bound to plasma proteins, while the remaining 20% is unbound or free, allowing it to enter cells and exert its biological effects. The primary functions of T3 include increasing the rate of metabolic reactions, promoting protein synthesis, enhancing sensitivity to catecholamines (e.g., adrenaline), and supporting normal brain development during fetal growth and early infancy. Imbalances in T3 levels can lead to various medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, which may require clinical intervention and management.

Saliva is a complex mixture of primarily water, but also electrolytes, enzymes, antibacterial compounds, and various other substances. It is produced by the salivary glands located in the mouth. Saliva plays an essential role in maintaining oral health by moistening the mouth, helping to digest food, and protecting the teeth from decay by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria.

The medical definition of saliva can be stated as:

"A clear, watery, slightly alkaline fluid secreted by the salivary glands, consisting mainly of water, with small amounts of electrolytes, enzymes (such as amylase), mucus, and antibacterial compounds. Saliva aids in digestion, lubrication of oral tissues, and provides an oral barrier against microorganisms."

Hydrocortisone is a synthetic glucocorticoid, which is a class of steroid hormones. It is identical to the naturally occurring cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that helps regulate metabolism and helps your body respond to stress. Hydrocortisone has anti-inflammatory effects and is used to treat various inflammatory conditions such as allergies, skin disorders, and autoimmune diseases. It works by suppressing the immune system's response to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and other symptoms caused by inflammation.

Hydrocortisone is available in different forms, including oral tablets, topical creams, lotions, gels, and ointments, as well as injectable solutions. The specific use and dosage depend on the condition being treated and the individual patient's medical history and current health status.

As with any medication, hydrocortisone can have side effects, especially when used in high doses or for extended periods. Common side effects include increased appetite, weight gain, mood changes, insomnia, and skin thinning. Long-term use of hydrocortisone may also increase the risk of developing osteoporosis, diabetes, cataracts, and other health problems. Therefore, it is essential to follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully when using this medication.

Specimen handling is a set of procedures and practices followed in the collection, storage, transportation, and processing of medical samples or specimens (e.g., blood, tissue, urine, etc.) for laboratory analysis. Proper specimen handling ensures accurate test results, patient safety, and data integrity. It includes:

1. Correct labeling of the specimen container with required patient information.
2. Using appropriate containers and materials to collect, store, and transport the specimen.
3. Following proper collection techniques to avoid contamination or damage to the specimen.
4. Adhering to specific storage conditions (temperature, time, etc.) before testing.
5. Ensuring secure and timely transportation of the specimen to the laboratory.
6. Properly documenting all steps in the handling process for traceability and quality assurance.

The pituitary-adrenal system, also known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, is a complex set of interactions between the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal glands. This system plays a crucial role in the body's response to stress through the release of hormones that regulate various physiological processes.

The hypothalamus, located within the brain, receives information from the nervous system about the internal and external environment and responds by releasing corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and vasopressin. These hormones then travel to the anterior pituitary gland, where they stimulate the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).

ACTH is transported through the bloodstream to the adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands consist of two parts: the outer cortex and the inner medulla. ACTH specifically targets the adrenal cortex, causing it to release cortisol and other glucocorticoids, as well as androgens such as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

Cortisol has numerous effects on metabolism, immune function, and cardiovascular regulation. It helps regulate blood sugar levels, suppresses the immune system, and aids in the breakdown of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to provide energy during stressful situations. DHEA can be converted into male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogens) in various tissues throughout the body.

The pituitary-adrenal system is tightly regulated through negative feedback mechanisms. High levels of cortisol, for example, inhibit the release of CRH and ACTH from the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, respectively, thereby limiting further cortisol production. Dysregulation of this system has been implicated in several medical conditions, including Cushing's syndrome (overproduction of cortisol) and Addison's disease (underproduction of cortisol).

The Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal system, also known as the hypothalamic-pituitary system, is a crucial part of the endocrine system that regulates many bodily functions. It consists of two main components: the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.

The hypothalamus is a region in the brain that receives information from various parts of the body and integrates them to regulate vital functions such as body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, and emotional behavior. It also produces and releases neurohormones that control the secretion of hormones from the pituitary gland.

The pituitary gland is a small gland located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus. It consists of two parts: the anterior pituitary (also called adenohypophysis) and the posterior pituitary (also called neurohypophysis). The anterior pituitary produces and releases several hormones that regulate various bodily functions such as growth, metabolism, reproduction, and stress response. The posterior pituitary stores and releases hormones produced by the hypothalamus, including antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and oxytocin.

The hypothalamo-hypophyseal system works together to maintain homeostasis in the body by regulating various physiological processes through hormonal signaling. Dysfunction of this system can lead to several endocrine disorders, such as diabetes insipidus, pituitary tumors, and hypothalamic-pituitary axis disorders.

A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour biological cycle that regulates various physiological and behavioral processes in living organisms. It is driven by the body's internal clock, which is primarily located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus in the brain.

The circadian rhythm controls many aspects of human physiology, including sleep-wake cycles, hormone secretion, body temperature, and metabolism. It helps to synchronize these processes with the external environment, particularly the day-night cycle caused by the rotation of the Earth.

Disruptions to the circadian rhythm can have negative effects on health, leading to conditions such as insomnia, sleep disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and even increased risk of chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Factors that can disrupt the circadian rhythm include shift work, jet lag, irregular sleep schedules, and exposure to artificial light at night.

Psychological stress is the response of an individual's mind and body to challenging or demanding situations. It can be defined as a state of emotional and physical tension resulting from adversity, demand, or change. This response can involve a variety of symptoms, including emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological components.

Emotional responses may include feelings of anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, or frustration. Cognitive responses might involve difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts, or negative thinking patterns. Behaviorally, psychological stress can lead to changes in appetite, sleep patterns, social interactions, and substance use. Physiologically, the body's "fight-or-flight" response is activated, leading to increased heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and other symptoms.

Psychological stress can be caused by a wide range of factors, including work or school demands, financial problems, relationship issues, traumatic events, chronic illness, and major life changes. It's important to note that what causes stress in one person may not cause stress in another, as individual perceptions and coping mechanisms play a significant role.

Chronic psychological stress can have negative effects on both mental and physical health, increasing the risk of conditions such as anxiety disorders, depression, heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. Therefore, it's essential to identify sources of stress and develop effective coping strategies to manage and reduce its impact.

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  • The adrenal glands have two parts: the cortex and the medulla. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This cancer occurs in childhood and may begin in the medulla, which is the inner part of the adrenal gland. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • As shown in the diagram, each gland consists of an encapsulated cortex and an inner medulla. (aacc.org)
  • As listed in the table, the adrenal cortex synthesizes steroid hormones, whereas the medulla produces catecholamines. (aacc.org)
  • Whole Glandulars contain Cortex and Medulla - the two parts of the Adrenal. (ondietandhealth.com)
  • Each gland is composed of two distinct zones, the larger outer cortex and the inner medulla. (medium.com)
  • Overview of Adrenal Function The adrenal glands, located on the cephalad portion of each kidney (see figure Adrenal glands), consist of a Cortex Medulla The adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla each have separate endocrine. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Your adrenal glands are composed of two parts: the cortex (outer region) and the medulla (inner part). (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The adrenal medulla, the inner part of your adrenal glands, produces and releases the catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The seed of the plum would be the medulla and the fruit the cortex. (wholehealthchicago.com)
  • Both the medulla and the cortex are your front-line responders to stress. (wholehealthchicago.com)
  • Signals from your brain to the adrenal medulla trigger a burst of adrenalin that turns you into a temporary superwoman. (wholehealthchicago.com)
  • Each has 2 parts: an outer covering, the adrenal cortex, and an inner core, the adrenal medulla. (medscape.com)
  • The most relevant hormones for the neuroendocrine axis are the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and ß-endorphins, which stimulate the secretion of various endogenous substances, such as glucocorticoids, produced in the adrenal cortex, and noradrenaline and adrenaline, produced in the adrenal medulla and nerve endings 5-7 . (bvsalud.org)
  • The low-dose test can help tell whether your body is producing too much ACTH. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If your pituitary gland produces too much ACTH, you will have an abnormal response to the low-dose test. (medlineplus.gov)
  • An ACTH blood test may also help identify the cause of high cortisol. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This is accomplished primarily by use of the rapid adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test (Cortrosyn, cosyntropin, or Synacthen). (medscape.com)
  • An ACTH (Cortrosyn) baseline and challenge may be the best tests to determine whether your adrenal glands are able to respond to signals from your brain. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • The pituitary may not be producing enough ACTH or - more likely - the adrenal glands may not be responding adequately to the brain's signals. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Some consider two 24-hour urine samples, one before and one after the ACTH injection, to be the best method of testing for adrenal weakness. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • It can differentiate adrenal disease (altered response to ACTH ) from pituitary disorders (altered production of ACTH). (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • ACTH stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce cortisol. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Adrenocorticotropin stimulation: An ACTH-stimulation test (250 mcg for 30 min) can help differentiate between CAH and idiopathic hirsutism because CAH produces abnormal findings (elevations in metabolic precursors of cortisol). (medscape.com)
  • Cortisol suppression: Investigation of subnormal dexamethasone suppression of androgens can be guided by the patient's cortisol level, without the need for an ACTH-stimulation test. (medscape.com)
  • Without ACTH, the adrenals do not receive a signal to make cortisol. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Unlike most adrenal hormones regulated heavily through the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, secretion of aldosterone depends minimally on the action of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH). (aacc.org)
  • Cortisol is a glucocorticoid (steroid) hormone released from the adrenal gland in response to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). (ucsfhealth.org)
  • The test is often done before and 1 hour after injection of a medicine called ACTH (cosyntropin). (ucsfhealth.org)
  • This part of the test is called an ACTH stimulation test . (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Discounted Labs' basic adrenal insufficiency panel includes cortisol, ACTH, and DHEA as a starting point. (discountedlabs.com)
  • Depending on lab test results from this panel, physicians may choose to do an ACTH stimulation test, renin, potassium, and sodium. (discountedlabs.com)
  • Depending on lab test results, physicians may choose to do an ACTH stimulation test, renin test, aldosterone test, potassium, sodium, and a CT scan of the adrenal glands. (discountedlabs.com)
  • 31, 44, 81) The biological activity (glucocorticoid activity and negative inhibition of CRF and ACTH secretions) of cortisol in blood is the function of a small free fraction or unbound to serum proteins. (medium.com)
  • Episodic secretion of cortisol is due to intermittent transformation of cortisol from its precursors in the adrenal cortex by ACTH. (medium.com)
  • Secondary adrenal insufficiency is adrenal hypofunction due to a lack of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). (msdmanuals.com)
  • Inadequate ACTH can also result from failure of the hypothalamus to stimulate pituitary ACTH production, which is sometimes called tertiary adrenal insufficiency. (msdmanuals.com)
  • 4 weeks may have insufficient ACTH secretion during metabolic stress to stimulate the adrenals to produce adequate quantities of corticosteroids, or they may have atrophic adrenals that are unresponsive to ACTH. (msdmanuals.com)
  • ACTH) is a 39 amino acid peptide hormone produced by cells of the anterior pituitary gland and carried by the peripheral circulation to its effector organ, the adrenal cortex, where it stimulates the synthesis and secretion of glucocorticoids and, to a more modest extent. (kembrel.com)
  • Too much ACTH in the body causes the adrenal glands to produce cortisol in high levels. (kembrel.com)
  • A decline in the concentration of ACTH in the blood leads to a reduction in the secretion of adrenal hormones, resulting in adrenal insufficiency (hypoadrenalism). (kembrel.com)
  • What is an ACTH stimulation test? (kembrel.com)
  • An ACTH stimulation test is a blood test that measures cortisol levels before and after you've received an injection of ACTH. (kembrel.com)
  • This test measures the level of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the blood. (kembrel.com)
  • For example, in response to a stressful situation, the pituitary gland may release beta endorphin and ACTH, which, in turn, prompt the suprarenal cortex to release hormones. (medscape.com)
  • Dexamethasone-mediated suppression of androgens is observed in healthy women who do not have hirsutism and in those with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and idiopathic hirsutism. (medscape.com)
  • The most common age at presentation in adults is 30-50 years, but the disease could present earlier in patients with any of the polyglandular autoimmune syndromes , congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), or if onset is due to a disorder of long-chain fatty acid metabolism. (medscape.com)
  • On the other hand, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and Addison diasease result in deficiency of adrenal hormones. (aacc.org)
  • Finally, we discuss the possible future role of these white matter maps in the assessment of white matter diseases, congenital brain malformations, central nervous system neoplasms (presurgical evaluation), and brain function. (ajronline.org)
  • Addison's disease, , the auto-immune type of primary adrenal insufficiency, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia can manifest as adrenal insufficiency. (discountedlabs.com)
  • Testosterone levels may be requested in women to investigate the cause of anovulation, amenorrhea, hirsutism, virilization, masculinizing tumors of ovary, tumors of the adrenal cortices, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (high values). (walkinlab.com)
  • In 1871, Hilton-Fagge related the cretinoid state to a congenital inadequacy of thyroid function in early childhood. (medscape.com)
  • These include Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome, and adrenal cancer, as well as high blood pressure due to the overproduction of aldosterone. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The main causes of PA are bilateral adrenal hyperplasia and aldosterone producing adenomas, accounting for 65-70% and 30-35% of all PA cases, respectively. (aacc.org)
  • When the cortisol and aldosterone production by your dog's adrenal glands is inadequate, the condition is called primary Addison's disease. (veterinarians.org)
  • Addison's disease causes your dog's immune system to damage the adrenal cortex such that it cannot produce enough cortisol and aldosterone to maintain normal bodily function. (veterinarians.org)
  • Autoimmune-mediated destruction of the adrenal tissue causes damage to the cells in both adrenal glands, leading to a shortage of cortisol and aldosterone. (veterinarians.org)
  • More specifically, it stimulates secretion of glucocorticoids such as cortisol, and has little control over secretion of aldosterone, the other major steroid hormone from the adrenal cortex. (kembrel.com)
  • Aldosterone is a hormone produced in the outer section (cortex) of the adrenal glands , which sit above the kidneys. (moviecultists.com)
  • Aldosterone is a steroid hormone synthesized in and secreted from the outer layer of the adrenal cortex , the zona glomerulosa. (moviecultists.com)
  • Aldosterone is produced in the cortex of the adrenal glands , which are located above the kidneys. (moviecultists.com)
  • This mechanism is controlled by aldosterone, a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. (moviecultists.com)
  • What is the main function of aldosterone? (moviecultists.com)
  • The kidney is known to be the major target for aldosterone, a mineralocorticoid hormone synthesized in the adrenal cortex that acts on electrolyte transport in the distal nephron. (moviecultists.com)
  • Production of aldosterone (in adult humans, about 20-200 micrograms per day) in the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex is regulated by the renin-angiotensin system. (moviecultists.com)
  • Aldosterone production by the adrenal glands is markedly stimulated by prolonged sodium deprivation, at least partly independently of glucocorticoids and angiotensin II stimulation. (moviecultists.com)
  • 12) Steroids are produced by the cortex or outer layer of the adrenal gland and by the ovaries and testes. (bdword.com)
  • Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is produced in the testes in men, the ovaries in men and the adrenal cortex in both genders. (letsgetchecked.com)
  • It's indirectly connected to your brain through the pituitary gland-the master gland that also controls your thyroid and ovaries (or testicles, depending).The cortex deals with chronic stress, and its several hormones-most notably cortisol-regulate metabolism (especially glucose for energy), reduce inflammation, and control blood pressure by balancing sodium. (wholehealthchicago.com)
  • These reproductive glands-the testes in males and the ovaries in females, and, to a lesser extent, the suprarenal (adrenal) glands -secrete androgens (including testosterone) and estrogens. (medscape.com)
  • The ovaries no longer have follicles and their function, as a steroidogenic endocrine organ does not work anymore. (bvsalud.org)
  • Estrogen is not only produced by the ovaries but also in the adrenal glands and fat tissues (adipose tissue). (bvsalud.org)
  • Adrenocorticotropic hormone, as its name implies, stimulates the adrenal cortex. (kembrel.com)
  • It affects glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid function. (medscape.com)
  • The dexamethasone suppression test measures whether cortisol secretion by the adrenal gland can be suppressed. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Synthesis and secretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland are controlled by a negative feedback mechanism within the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal cortex-axis. (discountedlabs.com)
  • This stimulates the synthesis and secretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland. (discountedlabs.com)
  • The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is activated by hypothalamic release of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which stimulates the secretion of adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACH) from the anterior pituitary gland. (frontiersin.org)
  • He also says that poor thyroid and/or adrenal function is the most common cause of low metabolic energy. (stopthethyroidmadness.com)
  • 2) How can I tell if my problems are adrenal or thyroid? (stopthethyroidmadness.com)
  • Many members discovered their adrenal fatigue when they tried to raise their natural desiccated thyroid or T3-they have problems! (stopthethyroidmadness.com)
  • Thyroxine (T4), Free, Direct, Serum - Free T4 is the active form of thyroxine and is thought to be a more accurate reflection of thyroid hormone function. (walkinlab.com)
  • Blood count, metabolic profile (checking for diabetes and kidney or liver disease), thyroid function, iron level. (wholehealthchicago.com)
  • Eight years later, Gull related dry skin, sparse hair, puffiness of the face and hands, and a swollen tongue to myxedema, the pathological deficiency of thyroid function in adults (goiter). (medscape.com)
  • The adrenal cortex secretes cortico-steroids, which are broadly classified by their function as mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids (cortisol), and androgens of interest are DHEA and DHEAS. (medium.com)
  • The adrenal cortex, the outer region of your adrenal glands, produce and release glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids and adrenal androgens, which are all types of steroid hormones. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The synthetic glucocorticoids are significantly more potent and long-acting compared to their cortisol counterpart, and they tend to cause much more hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression. (ndnr.com)
  • Testosterone, Total, Serum - Testosterone testing is used in the evaluation of androgen excess or deficiency related to gonadal function, adrenal function, or tumor activity. (walkinlab.com)
  • When the adrenal glands do not make enough cortisol, it is known as adrenal insufficiency. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This condition develops when the adrenal gland itself does not function well and cannot make enough cortisol. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This means that the adrenals cannot make enough cortisol. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Without enough cortisol, a person may experience an adrenal crisis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Addison's refers to the autoimmune destruction of the adrenal gland and means the adrenals are sick and just don't produce enough cortisol. (stopthethyroidmadness.com)
  • The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is responsible for many body functions in mammals. (bvsalud.org)
  • These tests could include dexamethasone suppression test, CRH stimulation test, direct visualization of the endocrine glands (radiologic imaging), petrosal sinus sampling and the dexamethasone-CRH test. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Adrenals are a pair of endocrine (duct-less) glands, which lie attached to the top of kidneys. (medium.com)
  • 6) Iron can also accumulate in the endocrine gland system and can result in decreased function of the ovary or testis. (bdword.com)
  • Assessment of hypothalamo-pituitary endocrine functions in patients with chronic subdural hematomas has not been published yet, although dysfunction of hypothalamo-pituitary unit can be expected (he. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Adrenal crisis is especially likely if a patient is treated for a single endocrine gland problem, particularly with thyroxine, without hydrocortisone replacement. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Your adrenal glands are endocrine glands located on top of your kidneys. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The adrenal glands are also an important source of sex steroids, such as estrogen and testosterone. (lupus.org)
  • Hormone stéroïde définition, testosterone test urine - Stéroïdes légaux à vendre Hormone stéroïde définition Anabolic steroids are drugs that help the growth and repair of muscle tissue. (fbcbyrdstown.org)
  • Deca durabolin testosterone cypionate cycle, 4 mcg clenbuterol - Acheter des stéroïdes en ligne Deca durabolin testosterone cypionate cycle Test deca dbol cycle consists of four powerful steroids and is out and out. (fbcbyrdstown.org)
  • Addison disease (or Addison's disease ) is adrenocortical insufficiency due to the destruction or dysfunction of the entire adrenal cortex. (medscape.com)
  • White and Arlt examined the prevalence of and risk factors for adrenal crisis in patients with Addison disease, utilizing a survey of Addison patients in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. (medscape.com)
  • The authors' results indicated that approximately 8% of patients diagnosed with Addison disease require annual hospital treatment for adrenal crisis. (medscape.com)
  • Addison Disease Addison disease is an insidious, usually progressive hypofunctioning of the adrenal cortex. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Symptoms and Signs Addison disease is an insidious, usually progressive hypofunctioning of the adrenal cortex. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Addison disease presents as adrenal cortical hypofunction along with splotchy or generalized bronzing of the mucosa and skin. (medscape.com)
  • Extremely high testosterone levels are likely to be associated with adrenal or ovarian tumors, whereas idiopathic and benign etiologies result in very mild elevations. (medscape.com)
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS): Because testosterone can originate in either the adrenal cortex or the ovary, an elevated testosterone level does not indicate the gland of origin. (medscape.com)
  • Elevations in both testosterone and DHEAS suggest an adrenal origin, whereas an isolated testosterone elevation indicates an ovarian source. (medscape.com)
  • Dexamethasone suppression (see the image above): Laboratory testing of testosterone (free or total) and DHEAS can be performed on the initial visit. (medscape.com)
  • Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal gland similar to estrogen and testosterone. (spendlessformedicine.com)
  • Testosterone is a key male sex hormone that affects all aspect of male development and function. (letsgetchecked.com)
  • Les parois de l'abdomen Ghorbel A. L hormone stéroïde, testosterone supplements and aggression - Acheter des stéroïdes anabolisants en ligne L hormone stéroïde Les hormones stéroïdiennes sont des hormones d'origine surrénalienne (glucocorticoïdes et minéralocorticoïdescomme) et d'origine gonadiques (stéroïdes. (fbcbyrdstown.org)
  • Le cortisol est une hormone stéroïde, ibuprofene testosterone - Acheter des stéroïdes en ligne Le cortisol est une hormone stéroïde -- It is typically available in oral form and thus injections are not needed, le cortisol est. (fbcbyrdstown.org)
  • Cure hgh effets, testosterone gel cost - Acheter des stéroïdes anabolisants en ligne Cure hgh effets Il est important de varier les zones d'injections. (fbcbyrdstown.org)
  • Laboratory studies in hirsutism serve both to confirm the clinical impression of hyperandrogenism and to identify the source of excess androgens, either adrenal or ovarian. (medscape.com)
  • In acute adrenal crisis, where treatment should not be delayed in order to do the tests, a blood sample for a random plasma cortisol level should be drawn prior to starting hydrocortisone replacement. (medscape.com)
  • [ 4 , 5 ] Hydrocortisone sodium succinate or phosphate is the drug of choice for daily maintenance in these conditions and in the treatment of acute adrenal crisis. (medscape.com)
  • In patients in acute adrenal crisis, intravenous (IV) access should be established urgently, and an infusion of isotonic sodium chloride solution should be begun to restore volume deficit and correct hypotension. (medscape.com)
  • If a person shows any signs of an adrenal crisis, they should seek immediate medical help. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Without treatment, an adrenal crisis can be fatal. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • White K, Arlt W. Adrenal crisis in treated Addison's disease: a predictable but under-managed event. (medscape.com)
  • It causes various symptoms, including hypotension and hyperpigmentation, and can lead to adrenal crisis. (msdmanuals.com)
  • This may be provoked either de novo, such as by adrenal hemorrhage, or in the setting of an acute event superimposed on chronic or inadequately treated adrenocortical insufficiency. (medscape.com)
  • PCOS and adrenal and ovarian tumors are associated with normal suppression of cortisol by dexamethasone, whereas cortisol levels in patients with Cushing syndrome are not suppressed. (medscape.com)
  • Most tumors that affect the adrenal cortex are adenomas. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • These are benign tumors of the adrenal cortex. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The first layer of the cortex is the zona glomerulosa, followed by the zonas fasciculata and reticularis, the innermost zone. (aacc.org)
  • More studies are needed, but taking these medications appropriately carries little (if any) risk and can markedly improve the patient's function and overall health. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • 7 Daniel Becker sums it up well when he says, "While a patient is consuming a daily exogenous source of glucocorticoid, the patient's adrenal cortex does not function, and this results in varying degrees of adrenal atrophy. (ndnr.com)
  • Conventional physicians routinely test for adrenal function by measuring the levels of the adrenal hormone cortisol. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • If the adrenal hormone cortisol is low, the average daily temperature (DAT) will fluctuate when comparing one day's average to the next. (stopthethyroidmadness.com)
  • Once excited, the PVN produces the neuropeptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), which travels through the hypophyseal portal system and stimulates the adrenal and pituitary glands to produce many neurotransmitters. (bvsalud.org)
  • If you search for information on Addison's disease, you fill find quotes such as this one: "Adrenal insufficiency occurs when at least 90 percent of the adrenal cortex has been destroyed. (stopthethyroidmadness.com)
  • Coma may supervene when symptomatic secondary adrenal insufficiency occurs. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Secondary adrenal insufficiency is secondary to a malfunction of the pituitary gland that produces hormones that help the adrenal cortex work. (familymedexamprep.com)
  • They produce hormones that help regulate many body functions, including blood pressure, electrolyte balance, sugar levels, and water retention. (veterinarians.org)
  • 5. List three other possible causes of adrenal destruction that can lead to Addison's disease? (familymedexamprep.com)
  • The diagnosis of adrenocortical insufficiency rests on the assessment of the functional capacity of the adrenal cortex to synthesize cortisol. (medscape.com)
  • With or without lab testing, if symptoms indicate adrenocortical deficiency, a low dose therapeutic trial of cortisol for several weeks may prove both informative and helpful. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • 3. What two tests would you consider ordering first to assess for adrenocortical insufficiency? (familymedexamprep.com)
  • Cortisol (hydrocortisone, Compound F) is the major glucocorticoid produced in the adrenal cortex. (salimetrics.com)
  • Cortisol is a major glucocorticoid hormone synthesized in the cortex of adrenal glands. (medium.com)
  • Addison's disease is an adrenal gland disorder affecting dogs, cats, and humans. (veterinarians.org)
  • Addison's Disease in dogs can be inherited or acquired due to an infection or injury to the adrenal gland. (veterinarians.org)
  • Cortisol assists you in regulating blood pressure, cardiovascular functions, and your body's use of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. (spendlessformedicine.com)
  • The adrenal hormones help regulate several bodily functions including metabolism, blood pressure and your body's response to stress. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • The pituitary gland produces the largest number of different hormones and, therefore, has the widest range of effects on the body's functions. (medscape.com)
  • The adrenal glands are small glands that sit above the kidneys. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Your adrenal glands, also known as suprarenal glands, are small, triangle-shaped glands that are located on top of each of your two kidneys . (clevelandclinic.org)
  • A safe diagnostic bet was to lay this all on her overworked and about-to-collapse-under-exhaustion adrenal glands, two walnut-sized structures that sit atop the kidneys. (wholehealthchicago.com)
  • A study by Olafsson and Sigurjonsdottir found the prevalence of primary adrenal insufficiency in Iceland to be 22.1 per 100,000 population. (medscape.com)
  • [ 6 ] A study by Hong et al found the prevalence of primary adrenal insufficiency in Korea to be 4.17 per 1 million population. (medscape.com)
  • The term primary indicates the hypersecretory defect is at the adrenal glands, as opposed to secondary in which the hyperaldosteronism is of extra-adrenal origin. (aacc.org)
  • 7. What is the difference between primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency? (familymedexamprep.com)
  • Primary adrenal insufficiency is secondary to a malfunction of the adrenal cortex. (familymedexamprep.com)
  • Patricia brought in blood tests from her primary care doc and everything looked fine. (wholehealthchicago.com)
  • Youth completed daily diary telephone interviews on 8 consecutive evenings and provided saliva samples at 4 time points over 4 days to assess daily stressors and youth physiological and affective functioning. (cdc.gov)
  • Conclusions: Daily stressors are associated with youth's affective and physiological functioning, but parental warmth can support youth's stress recovery. (cdc.gov)
  • The adrenal cortex : physiological function and disease / Don H. Nelson. (who.int)
  • His first interest was renal excretion of non-threshold substances (sulphate, creatinine) and in 1931-2, at the Rockefeller Hospital, New York, with D. D. Van Slyke, he further analysed renal function tests. (wikipedia.org)
  • Serum prolactin or FSH: Women with hirsutism and amenorrhea of unknown cause should have a serum prolactin or FSH test to evaluate for either a prolactinoma or ovarian failure. (medscape.com)
  • There are two different types of dexamethasone suppression tests: low dose and high dose. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Plasma cortisol levels were measured at baseline and after synacthen stimulation by ELISA test. (academicjournals.org)
  • The plasma cortisol levels decreased across sessions in the REST group, with the fifth and eighth session being significantly lower than the baseline tests. (wholelifechallenge.com)
  • The data shows that repeated sessions of REST-assisted relaxation (flotation therapy) produce a relaxation state in line with decreases in adrenal cortex activity. (wholelifechallenge.com)
  • Autoregulation protects the glomerular capillaries from hypertension during acute hypertensive episodes and maintains GFR and renal tubule function during modest decreases in arterial blood pressure. (aneskey.com)
  • The longer the duration of menopause, the more estradiol function decreases, which causes osteoclasts to become active in bone resorption [3]. (bvsalud.org)
  • The onset of disease usually occurs when 90% or more of both adrenal cortices are dysfunctional or destroyed. (medscape.com)
  • Steroid hormones help control metabolism, inflammation, immune system functions, salt and water balance, development of sexual characteristics and the ability to withstand injury and illness. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Before surgery, you should confirm that adrenal fatigue is not a problem if you suspect it may be. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Don't self-diagnose and try to treat the adrenals if sleep and the Paleo Diet will resolve your fatigue. (ondietandhealth.com)
  • One caution from my years in the clinic with hundreds of adrenal fatigue clients: many adrenal glandulars are too stimulating. (ondietandhealth.com)
  • Mild adrenal fatigue. (ondietandhealth.com)
  • Definite adrenal fatigue. (ondietandhealth.com)