Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

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The name given to the interactive signaling pathway between the hypothalamus and associated pituitary gland to the adrenal glands. The chain reactions of hormones that lead to the release of cortisol in the stress response follow this pathway.


Public Health Signaling Pathway Stress Response Interactive Signaling Social Policy 
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