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Let's firstly differentiate deafness - profoundly impaired ability to hear, and other states where the subjects can still hear at different degrees. Secondly, differentiate the congenital deafness & infantile hearing loss and hearing loss in adults who previously had normal hearing. The subjects with congenital and very early infantile hearing loss ...


During stress glucocorticoids, which are steroid hormones produced by adrenal glands (such as cortisol and corticosterone), are released into the blood-stream. These hormones have anti-inflammatory effects. You may say that they suppress the immune system. The circadian rhythm, which controls the sleep-wake cycle, also controls glucocorticoid secretion, ...

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