Systemic illness

  title={Systemic illness},
  author={Marta Bondanelli and Maria Chiara Zatelli and Maria Rosaria Ambrosio and Ettore C. degli Uberti},
Systemic illnesses are associated with alterations in the hypothalamic–pituitary–peripheral hormone axes, which represent part of the adaptive response to stressful events and may be influenced by type and severity of illness and/or pharmacological therapy. The pituitary gland responds to an acute stressful event with two secretory patterns: adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), prolactin (PRL) and growth hormone (GH) levels increase, while luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and… CONTINUE READING
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