Adrenal gland activity change under severe stress causing abnormal release of glucocorticoid stress

To respond to stress optimally, the body needs to produce glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, extremely quickly. New research by scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter has revealed the molecular network that enables rapid glucocorticoid production within the adrenal glands, and has shown how the behavior of this network can be altered under severe stress. …read more

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