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adrenocorticotropichormone (ACTH)

 released by the anteriorpituitary during stressful situations. ACTH, in turn, triggers the release of corticosteroids (anothertype of hormone). Corticosteroids producemany of the effects of the stressresponse.

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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.