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What is adrenal insufficiency?

Deficiency in production or action of GC +/- deficiency in MC

2

HPA: What is released by the hypothalmus?

CRH

3

HPA: action of CRH?

stimulate the anterior pituitary to release ACTH

4

HPA: action of ACTH?

stimulate the adrenal gland to produce cortisol

5

HPA: how does negative feedback work?

Cortisol inhibits action of anterior pituitary and hypothalamus