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What gland produces oxytocin, vasopressin adh?

What gland produces oxytocin, vasopressin adh?

The pituitary gland.: These hormones are chemically very similar, yet functionally distinct. ...Read more

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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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Does alcohol make the adrenal glands release adrenaline?

Does alcohol make the adrenal glands release adrenaline?

No: However, alcohol can cause various symptoms that can seem like the adrenal glands are releasing adrenalin. Some people will flush after drinking alcohol, this can occur for genetic reasons (common in asians) or rarely due to a medical disorder (carcinoid, lymphoma). ...Read more

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What makes adrenal gland produce too much epinephrine?

What makes adrenal gland produce too much epinephrine?

Tumor: A tumor, called pheochromacytoma is the usual cause of excess catecholamine production. This is a rare and dangerous disease that needs expert medical and surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Will repeated adrenal crisis weaken the adrenal gland?

Will repeated adrenal crisis weaken the adrenal gland?

No: People have an "adrenal crisis" only when the adrenal is already very weakened or absent. The crisis can be dangerous, but will not affect the gland itself. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue, hypoadrenia, adrenal glands. Can i rebuild my adrenals?

Adrenal fatigue, hypoadrenia, adrenal glands. Can i rebuild my adrenals?

Yes: Should there be loss of adrenocortical function, steroid replacement is advocated to rebuild the normal stamina. ...Read more

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Is antidiuretic hormone released by the adrenal glands?

Is antidiuretic hormone released by the adrenal glands?

ADH (vasopressin): ADH (vasopressin) is released by the posterior pituitary. ...Read more

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How are the adrenal glands which secrete testosterone hormones blocked?

How are the adrenal glands which secrete testosterone hormones blocked?

With medication.: The adrenal glands produce androgenic hormones that can be blocked with medication. Aminoglutethimide, ketoconazole, abiraterone & tak-700 (orteronel) are examples, blocking the synthesis of steroid compounds in the glands. Other essential hormones that are blocked may need to be replaced. Surgical removal of both glands would also eliminate adrenal androgens, but it is not done for this purpose. ...Read more

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What causes weakened adrenal glands?

What causes weakened adrenal glands?

Almost nothing: "weak" adrenal glands or immune system is not common. It is popular on the internet to sell supplements and nutritional aid that are a waste of money. If you have concerns, see a doctor. You're probably just fine. ...Read more

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Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Hormones: A tropic hormone is a hormone secreted by one gland and then stimulates another gland; for example, the pituitary makes TSH, which targets the thyroid and causes the thyroid to make T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The thyroid hormones (T4, T3 (liothyronine)) target other organs (heart, CNS, GI, etc), but not really other glands, so are not really tropic hormones. ...Read more

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What hormones do the adrenal glands produce?

What hormones do the adrenal glands produce?

Adrenal hormones: 40 F What hormones do the adrenal glands produce? ANS: so many I cannot tell you them all. Major ones are adrenalin noradrenaline, cortisol, aldosterone, sex hormones. This is a good google wikipedia question. ...Read more

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How do the adrenal glands which secrete testosterone hormones get blocked?

How do the adrenal glands which secrete testosterone hormones get blocked?

Male or female?: The zona reticularis of the adrenal glands do secrete sex hormones, but not testosterone (t). T is produced in the testicles. The adrenal gland function can be lowered by excessive/prolonged stress, severe illness, or infection. ...Read more

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Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Antibodies: Some auto-antibodies sit on the thyroid cells and make them over produce thyroid hormone. Other autoantibodies can cause the exact opposite. ...Read more

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Why does acetylcholine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, cause the adrenal glands to release stimulatory hormones?

Why does acetylcholine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, cause the adrenal glands to release stimulatory hormones?

Neurotransmitters: Neurotransmitters are not easily classified into inhibitory and stimulatory. It depends on where they are acting. ...Read more

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What's antidiuretic hormone function?

What's antidiuretic hormone function?

Anti-enuretic: Anti-diuretic hormone, or vasopressin, is produced in much greater levels at night and when we are lying down flat, thus making the urine produced at night more concentrated & allowing most of us to sleep uninterrupted during the night. It is marketed as a medicine under the name ddavp (desmopressin). When used properly, it is a very effective treatment for bedwetting. ...Read more

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What causes adrenal gland problems?

What causes adrenal gland problems?

Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life; they are increased in response to stress. Adrenal failure can be from autoimmunity; adrenal overactivity from tumors. Alternative practitioners often allege “adrenal fatigue” from chronic stress. See an endocrinologist for adrenal problems. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Yes: In the form of radioactive iodine 131 radiation is given by a one time capsule that targets the thyroid. This may overkill the gland and one then needs replacement medicine but at least the dose can be adjusted. ...Read more

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as Adrenal fatigue, Headaches, Hypertension, Heart disease, Food sensitivities, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism, Compulsive overeating, Insomnia, Irritable bowel, Obesity, ADHD, Overactive bladder, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease, Excess sweating. ...Read more

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In what ways are the adrenal glands blocked which secrete testosterone hormones?

What?: Adrenal gland secretion and testosterone secretion by the testis are totally independent. The adrenal glands do produce some small amounts of testosterone. And excessive testosterone in some disease states, but those are thing that are best discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do u no if u have a chemical imbalance n how do u fix it. Do adrenal gland have anything to do with it. Do they ever stop sending adrenaline?

No such disease: A "chemical imbalance" is not a medical disorder. People use it to describe various disorders or symptoms. Problems with the adrenal glands occur, but they are rare and should be diagnosed by an endocrinologist. "adrenal fatigue" is not a medical diagnosis. If you have particular symptoms, they need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does alcohol make the adrenal glands release adrenaline?

No: However, alcohol can cause various symptoms that can seem like the adrenal glands are releasing adrenalin. Some people will flush after drinking alcohol, this can occur for genetic reasons (common in asians) or rarely due to a medical disorder (carcinoid, lymphoma). ...Read more

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What can growth on liver indicate. And if malignant, can it spread to adrenaline gland?

What can growth on liver indicate. And if malignant, can it spread to adrenaline gland?

What type?: Often the radiologist can tell that a particular spot on the liver is a hemangioma, focal nodular sclerosis, a bile duct hamartoma, or something else harmless. If this is not possible, your physician knows how to find what it is. If this is a liver cancer, it can spread but the good news is that many are now curable. ...Read more

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What is the receptor for adrenaline release? I know it's secreted from the adrenal gland but is that the receptor too?

What is the receptor for adrenaline release? I know it's secreted from the adrenal gland but is that the receptor too?

Stop: Reading internet garbage about adrenaline. It's secreted from all the nerves in you body as well as the adrenals. Read the adrenaline rush blog for more accurate info. ...Read more

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First a mass was detected on the liver, then a thickening of the stomach wall, followed by an enlarged adrenaline gland then thyroid was abnornormal?

First a mass was detected on the liver, then a thickening of the stomach wall, followed by an enlarged adrenaline gland then  thyroid was abnornormal?

Rare family disorder: Your description of organ involvement is suspicious for a rare familial disorder called multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. Your pcp most likely will conduct additional diagnostic studies to make a clearer determination. Good luck. ...Read more

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What makes adrenal gland produce too much epinephrine?

Tumor: A tumor, called pheochromacytoma is the usual cause of excess catecholamine production. This is a rare and dangerous disease that needs expert medical and surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone? I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone?  I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

No way: Prednisone at that dose will partially suppress your adrenal glands. There is no way to avoid that suppression and no way to boost your adrenal function, except to maintain overall good health and nutrition. ...Read more

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My doctor said he saw a 20cm growth on my adreneline gland. He suggested a CT scan.Should i get one or not? Just need to know soon

My doctor said he saw a 20cm growth on my adreneline gland. He suggested a CT scan.Should i get one or not? Just need to know soon

I : I agree with dr. Fowler. 20 cm is a very large mass. Are you sure it wasn't 20 mm? That would be much more typical for an adrenal mass. Most adrenal masses are benign, but not all. A ct scan performed without contrast will often show that the adrenal lesion contains some fat, in which case it is benign, either an adenoma or an angiomyolipoma. At 20 mm, either can be ignored. ...Read more

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How does adrenaline work?

How does adrenaline work?

Fight or flight: When adrenaline is released by adrenal medulla , you may have the following symptoms: sweating, palpitations, dilated pupils, dry mouth, constipation, lack of appetite, high blood pressure, anxiety, cold extremities, decreased urine flow, insomnia, dry nose. Excessive adrenaline can be harmful over time. Adrenaline is part of your autonomic nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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How can I control my adrenaline?

How can I control my adrenaline?

It's not like that.: Adrenaline (epinephrine) is produced in your adrenal glands and is an important signaling molecule in your autonomic nervous system. The word autonomic refers to the fact that it runs automatically, on its own, without any input from us. ...Read more

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Is adrenaline harmful to your body?

Not necessarily: Adrenaline is helpful for you to deal with the daily stress. It's only harmful to you if it is supraphysiologic for prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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What happens during an adrenaline rush?

Fight or flight: When adrenaline is released, you may have the following symptoms: sweating, palpitations, dilated pupils, dry mouth, constipation, lack of appetite, high blood pressure, anxiety, cold extremities, decreased urine flow, insomnia, dry nose. ...Read more

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Why do we have adrenaline in our system?

Why do we have adrenaline in our system?

Very important: It's your fight or flight hormone. It affects almost all parts of the body. It works differently in different parts of the body but in general it is responsible for getting you ready to run away or fight the immediate danger: increase breathing, increase heart rate, dilate your eyes so you can see better, break down fat to get energy, stimulate production of sugar for energy, contract muscles... ...Read more

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Can adrenaline actually be good for you?

Yes: It is part of the natural fight or flight response of the body. ...Read more

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Where is adrenaline produced in the body?

Adrenal glands: Produced by the adrenal glands (from the zone called the medulla) .They are pyramid shaped and adjacent to the superior poles of the kidneys (hence ad-renal). ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my adrenaline going?

Adrenaline: Typically, adrenaline goes as long as you need it unless you have an abnormality of the adrenal gland. Fatigue during exercise is not typically a problem of the adrenal, it is a problem of the muscles, cardiovascular system or stored fuel (typically glycogen). Fatigue is usually an appropriate way of your body protecting you from harm. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more