How is cortisol released?

Pierre sonigo at cochin.inserm.fr
Sat Dec 11 01:51:52 EST 1999


What exactly  is the "signal of stress" emitted in cortisol secreting
situations : effort, puberty, pregnancy, inflammation ? How much cortisol is
released during inflammation ?
Thanks
Pierre

"Tyson" <tyson at canada.com> wrote news:
mYf44.75$eh2.1589 at news2.rdc1.on.home.com...
> ...just a guess but in my books inflammation as a result of infection is a
> stress..therefore signals sent from the site of infection will throw the
> pituitary into overdrive = increased [cortisol] in plasma directed to the
> site.
>
>
> "Russell Farris" <tryggvi at email.msn.com> wrote in message
> news:eSQUvE0Q$GA.145 at cpmsnbbsa04...
> |         Cortisol is released in response to stress and inflammation. In
> the
> | case of stress, nerve impulses seem to cause the hypothalamus-pituitary
> axis
> | to produce ACTH which in turn causes cortisol to be secreted.
> |
> |         I have not been able to find anything that explains how cortisol
> | secretion is stimulated by inflammation. Any help would be appreciated.
> |
> | Russ Farris
> |
> |
>
>





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