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Chronic Stress and Energy Balance: Role of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

Handbook of Physiology, The Endocrine System, Coping with the Environment: Neural and Endocrine Mechanisms

  1. Mary F. Dallman,
  2. Seema Bhatnagar

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070410

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Dallman, M. F. and Bhatnagar, S. 2011. Chronic Stress and Energy Balance: Role of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. Comprehensive Physiology. 179–210.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Regulation of Function in the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
    • 1.1
      Corticosteroid Receptors: Feedback Control of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis by Exogenous Corticosteroid Treatment
    • 1.2
      Stressor-Induced Endogenous Corticosteroid Secretion and Feedback Control
    • 1.3
      Chronic or Repeated Stressors Induce Facilitated Responses
    • 1.4
      Diurnal Rhythms and Responsivity
  • 2
    Acute Versus Chronic Stressors: Effects on Activity in the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
    • 2.1
      Acute Responses to Stress
    • 2.2
      Adaptations to Intermittent Stimuli
    • 2.3
      Adaption to Chronic, Sustained Stimuli
  • 3
    Corticosteroids, Stress, and Energy Balance
    • 3.1
      Energy Acquisition
    • 3.2
      Energy Disposition
  • 4
    Chronic Stress in Humans