Life saving hormone is secreted by which gland (1) Adrenal gland (2) Hypothalamus gland (3) Pituitary gland (4) Thyroid gland

Answer: (1)

The adrenal gland secretes the hormone which saves lives. The gland secretes three main hormones: epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol. These three are regarded as the major stress hormones which help to escape a stressful situation. Epinephrine is widely referred to as the “flight or fight hormone” which allows for an immediate reaction to either escape or counter it in a stress situation. Norepinephrine has similar roles to epinephrine, and during stress, it increases sensitivity. Cortisol helps preserve ‘fluid balance’ and ‘blood pressure’ under stress.

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