Key messages

• The main function of the endocrine system and the stress response is to maintain cardiovascular and metabolic homeostasis in an integrated fashion.

• The best known neuroendocrine response to injury is the increase in ACTH secretion and the resultant increase in adrenocortical secretion of glucocorticoid hormones.

• Exercise, pyrogens, and some psychological conditions increase the secretion of growth hormone. Glucagon and growth hormone help maintain a nutrient supply to metabolizing tissues.

• The cytokines may attenuate the magnitude of the postinjury metabolic response by direct influences upon hypothalamic and pituitary hormone production.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment