Energy metabolism and the action of adrenaline

  • Dietger Mathias


At the start of physical exercise, signals from the central nervous system (brain), in particular the hypothalamus, as well as from the muscles used, activate the hormone system. This means that the pituitary gland releases ACTH ( adrenocorticotropic hormone), STH (growth hormone) and ADH (antidiuretic hormone) or the adrenal medulla releases the catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline by activating the sympathetic nervous system.


Growth Hormone Sympathetic Nervous System Endurance Training Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Adrenal Medulla 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietger Mathias
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  1. 1.Sandhausen

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