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ACTH

Endocrinology

ACTH

1. Secreted by anterior pituitary.
2. ACTH stimulates adrenals to produce corticosteroids + androgens + regulates mineralocorticoid production.
3. Diurnal variation - peaks @ 3-4am, nadir @ 10-11pm.
4. Increases due to - CRH (hypothalamus), stress.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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