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Which hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete hormones?



A. Growth hormone
B. ADH
C. ACTH
D. Cortisone
E. Secretin

This question is part of LOM chap 18-SxS chap 21-Health ins. chap 3&16-Pharm chap 27
Asked by Coofoogirl, Last updated: May 30, 2020

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I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Answered Feb 11, 2020

The correct answer to this question is option C – ACTH Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) is the hormone that stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete its hormones. ACTH is synthesized in the pituitary gland which is an endocrine gland located in the brain. The pituitary gland itself is stimulated to produce ACTH through Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) released by the hypothalamus. The adrenal cortex is divided into 3 layers and the 3 layers are: zona glomerulosa, zona fasciculata, and zona reticularis.

The 3 layers secrete 3 different hormones. The three hormones are: Mineralocorticoid, glucocorticoid and sex hormones. The growth hormone is secreted in the pituitary gland. It stimulates growth and reproduction. Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) is secreted by the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland. Cortisone is the glucocorticoid produced in the second layer of the adrenal cortex. Secretin is released in the duodenum. It aids the release of enzymes from the pancreas and bile from the gallbladder.

 

W.Willow

W.Willow

Answered Feb 04, 2020

ACTH is the answer to this question. ACTH is also known as Adrenocorticotropic Hormone. This is a type of hormone that is being produced by the pituitary gland. If the person does not get enough ACTH, this can make the person suffer from weight loss and the lack of will to eat.

Those who suffer from weight loss may notice that they usually feel weak; they can experience low blood pressure, vomiting, and so much more. When a person has high ACTH, you can expect that the person already has a disease that can be addressed soon. Some would even get ACTH in order to correct the abnormal levels that they currently have.

 

Mia Thomson

Mia Thomson

Answered Aug 21, 2017

Adrenocorticotropic hormone, or most commonly referred to as ACTH, is a hormone produced by our pituitary gland to stimulate the adrenal cortex to produce and release two main hormones called the glucocorticoids which is triggered by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, and mineralcorticoids which is triggered by the kidney.

These hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex are necessary for us to live. ACTH is released into our bloodstream by a hormone called corticotrophin-releasing hormone when the adrenocorticotropic hormone levels in our body is low. Although our body needs ACTH, too much or too little is bad for our health. Having too much ACTH can cause Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. While having too little of ACTH in our body will make our adrenal gland not function properly.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Aug 10, 2017

Acth
 

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