Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis)

Notable studies[edit]

  • 2000, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Dysfunction of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
    "Abstract - Chronic fatigue syndrome is a severe, often disabling disorder with prevalence as high as 422 cases per 100,000 in the United States. Aside from the adverse effects to patients' quality of life, sequela of the disorder include a negative impact on the economy as well as a burden on public health care costs. Some avenues of current research into the possible genesis of the syndrome are neurally mediated hypotension, viral pathogen, immunological disorders, lymphocyte enzyme system abnormalities, or a purely psychological root. This paper is a review of the literatures as to a neuroendocrinologic cause, namely dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis."[1]
  • 1996, Dissociation of body-temperature and melatonin secretion circadian rhythms in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

References[edit]

  1. John W. Addington. (2000). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Dysfunction of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 7, Iss. 2, pp. 63-74 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v07n02_06


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