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MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

Aug 24, 2020

Episode 48

This MCAT Basics podcast covers three common hormone axes. I break down the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, and the renin angiotensin-aldosterone System (RAAS) axis. I explain the anatomy of the regions, organs, and hormones involved, and detail the physiology within each axis.

  • [01:27] Defining a Hormone Axis
  • [02:18] The HPA Axis
  • [02:33] The Anatomy of the Hypothalamus
  • [03:46] The Anatomy of the Pituitary Gland
  • [05:16] The Anatomy of the Adrenal Glands
  • [06:50] The Physiology of the HPA Axis
  • [16:06] The HPG Axis
  • [16:38] The Anatomy of the Gonads
  • [19:21] The Physiology of the HPG Axis
  • [26:27] The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

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