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How do hormones work

Postby Squaredonutwheels » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:55 am

Does anyone know any reading material for an introduction to learning about hormones? Esp cortisol.

Most stuff I find is "how to boost so and so with so and so to better so and so".

I don't care for lifestyle products, I'm interested in how the stuff actually works but don't know what to type into Google to get learning material for complete beginners.

Anyone got any interesting leads?
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby Reaper » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:07 am

It took me less than 5 seconds to find this website: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-cortisol#1 and you're telling me you couldn't do that?

I'm in a generous mood today, otherwise I'd just mock you for being too stupid to find it yourself.
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby ShaolinMonk » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:27 am

That is generous of you.
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby salles » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:27 am

use search word pharmacology ...
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby Squaredonutwheels » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:32 am

salles wrote:use search word pharmacology ...


Yes. This is what I was looking for. Thank you.
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby ShaolinMonk » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:38 am

Couple that with endocrinology which is what your original question is about.
Cortisol is known as a stress hormone with multiple effects.

https://www.hormone.org/your-health-and ... s/cortisol
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby Squaredonutwheels » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:47 am

^that was a helpful lead. Thanks
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby ShaolinMonk » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:51 am

Welcome.

Hormones are dependent on multiple variables. Each is different due to their genetics and biochemistry. In short, you need an exogenous event in some cases to trigger hormonal release, and that too will vary. Then the effect is regulated by the receptors. In some cases receptors may not be present, and they may also be up or down regulated based on various feedback loops.

Pharmacology seeks to mimic the chemical structure to obtain a particular effect, however the problem remains, that the effect is systemic in many cases.

It is interesting.
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby Squaredonutwheels » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:40 pm

It is really interesting.

Still reading about it.

What was the exogenous event that triggere you to learn about it?
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Re: How do hormones work

Postby ShaolinMonk » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:42 pm

School.
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