Essays Tagged: "Adrenal gland"

Herbal Extracts and Hormones

s the correct dosage, interaction with other drugs or the long term effects.DHEA is produced by our Adrenal Glands and is the mot common hormone in the body. It is present in large amounts in healthy ...

(6 pages) 100 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

How the pancreatic endocrine hormones glucagon and insulin work antagonistically to maintain homeostasis in the body and a discussion of negative feedback.

ere are three main organs that regulate the control of blood sugar: the pancreas, the liver and the adrenal glands. The pancreas produces hormones called insulin and glucagon. These hormones work anta ... ones work antagonistically to maintain blood sugar levels that are neither too low or too high. The adrenal gland plays a key function in making sure blood sugar levels are high enough. The liver help ...

(1 pages) 87 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Cushings Syndrome: The causes, effects, and treatments of the disease.

opin (ACTH). ACTH has but only one function, which is to travel through the blood and stimulate the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. There are two adrenal glands both located on top of each of kidn ... renal glands both located on top of each of kidneys. The primary and most important function of the adrenal glands is to produce cortisol. Cortisol is a very important hormone necessary for our surviv ...

(3 pages) 153 3 2.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia A birth defect research paper written for an infant development class.

Congenital Adrenal HyperplasiaNormal by definition means, "Conforming, adhering to, or constituting a usual or ... s paper will describe the nature, rarity, history, seriousness, treatment, and future of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia or CAH is a rare but dangerous birth defect. It i ... ut dangerous birth defect. It is generally defined as the absence of the cortex (or middle), of the adrenal gland, or the inability of the cortex to perform normally (Morris 327). The diagnosis of CAH ...

(13 pages) 90 2 3.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Brief 2 page essay describing Andro Supplements. cycle, side effects, results, studies, resources as well

al steroids. Androstendione (pronounced andro-steen-dee-own) is a hormone naturally produced by the adrenal gland. 50mg taken orally can raise testosterone levels 140% to 183%. Many use a 4-6 w ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Steriod use and effects on Athletes

d to the quantity produced in women (Mishra, 1-2). Hormones that are produced by the testes and the adrenal gland in men and ovaries and adrenal gland in women contains certain kind of fat called ster ...

(14 pages) 202 1 3.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Human Endocrine System

nds that make up the human endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive glands, which include the ovaries and testes. The pancre ... the anterior lobe and the posterior lobe. The anterior lobe regulates the activity of the thyroid, adrenals, and reproductive glands. Among the hormones it produces are:· growth hormone, which ...

(5 pages) 115 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Stress and health.

ses the stress hormones epinephrine and nor epinephrine from nerve endings in the inner part of the adrenal glands [and] pituitary hormone in the bloodstream stimulates the outer part of the adrenal g ... s is a natural reaction why is it harmful? For instance, when we see a car going straight to us our adrenal glands become activated and we prepare for a "fight or flight". We understand that fighting ...

(7 pages) 253 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

The Endocrine System and the Female Cycle

eight different glands located strategically throughout the body: the ovaries (In men, the testes), adrenals, pancreatic Islets, thyroid, parathyrold, pineal, pituitary and the hypothalamus, which Is ... nin, the hormone known for Its sleep-triggering ability.The hypothalamus also initiates part of the adrenal stress response, causing the pituitary to secrete the hormone that travels to the adrenal gl ...

(3 pages) 68 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Response to Stress and the Effect of stress on the Immune System

to secrete adrenocorticotropic hormone. This hormone stimulates the outer layer, or cortex, of the adrenal glands to release glucocorticoids, primarily the stress hormone cortisol (Sapolsky et al., 2 ... onomic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for action by directing the adrenal glands to secrete the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline (Pinel, 2006). In response, the ...

(8 pages) 117 0 3.7 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

General Adaptaion Syndrome

using the body to become more efficient and ready for any trouble to arise. The ACTH stimulates the adrenal glands to let out adrenaline. The amount that the pituitary gland lets out depends upon what ... k down of tissue in the body. If the stress is adapted long enough it can cause ulcers to grow, the adrenal gland to increase in size, and even death to those who are suffering.General Adaptation Synd ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


lin is the fatty covering on the nerve fibers. The disease causes the continued degeneration of the adrenal gland. The basic defect is that the impaired capacity todegrade very long chain fatty acids ... tissues of the body. These fatty acids accumulate in the cerebral white matter of the brain and the adrenal glands.ALD only effects males. The symptoms of ALD may develop due to abnormal or a lack of ...

(2 pages) 6 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Six Lessons for Handling Stress(A User's Guide To The Brain).

r. And, a healthy heart relieves stress in more ways than one.Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland. It sits atop your kidneys while you sleep at night. It begins to release itself every ...

(2 pages) 37 0 1.0 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Cotton gin

Feedback RegulationACTHCorticotrophs (CRH)Exocytosis; increase cAMP, which activates PKAAdrenal GlandStimulates production of glucocorticoids and rogens by adrenal cortexNegativeT ... rown = Anterior Pituitary HormonesPurple = Posterior Pituitary HormonesBlue = Thyroid HormonesRed = Adrenal Gland HormonesGreen = Pancreatic HormonesOrange = Calcium/Phosphate Regulating Hormones

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

case of diabetes insipidu

lications. 11. Vasopressin: A relatively small (peptide) molecule that is released by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain after being made nearby (in the hypothalamus). Vasopressin has an ant ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases