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pituitary gland

 a smallgland located next to the hypothalamus,which regulates many endocrine functions,including the secretion of growth hormones, and secretes hormones that in turn trigger hormone secretionsin other glands. For instance, a hormone calledACTH is released during stress, which in turn triggers the releaseof steroids fromthe cortex of the adrenalglands.

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.