No morning cortisol response in patients with severe global amnesia.

@article{Wolf2005NoMC,
  title={No morning cortisol response in patients with severe global amnesia.},
  author={Oliver T. Wolf and Esther Fujiwara and Gabriele Luwinski and Clemens Kirschbaum and Hans Joachim Markowitsch},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={101-5}
}
Activity of the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is characterized by a pronounced circadian rhythm. An acute increase in cortisol levels occurs after awakening in the morning with continuously declining levels over the course of the remaining day. The morning cortisol increase probably reflects an activational response of the HPA axis aimed at preparing the body for the day. Some studies found patterns of enhanced or blunted waking cortisol responses observed under chronic stress… CONTINUE READING
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