Excretion of 17-Ketogenic Steroids in Subjects with Complete Transverse Lesions of the Spinal Cord

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ELEVATION of the blood adrenaline-level, whether by intravenous infusion or in response to stress stimuli, leads to an increase in the concentration of adrenocortical hormones in blood1–4. It is believed that this increase is mediated by the anterior hypophysis, which responds to the increased blood adrenaline levels by releasing adrenocorticotrophic hormone.

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ROBINSON, R. Excretion of 17-Ketogenic Steroids in Subjects with Complete Transverse Lesions of the Spinal Cord. Nature 181, 484 (1958) doi:10.1038/181484a0

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