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An electronic funds transfer system allowing for the instantaneous transfer of money between users for payroll deductions, tax refunds, direct deposits, and more transactions. It is run by the National Automated Clearing House Association.
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(13) Kendall isolated 6 active adrenocortical hormones from the adrenal gland and named them in the order in which they were isolated, i.e., Compound A through F (Compound A is 11-dehydrocorticosterone, Compound B is corticosterone or Reichstein's substance H, Compound C is 5[alpha]-pregnane-3[alpha], 11[beta], 17[alpha], 21-tetrol-20-one or Reichstein's substance C, Compound D is 5[alpha]-pregnane-3[beta], 11[beta], 17[alpha], 20[beta], 21-pentol or Reichstein's substance A, Compound E is cortisone or Reichstein's substance F, and Compound F is cortisol or Reichstein's substance M).
Based on these results and in previous studies [22, 24-26], we can assume that there are two distinct groups of PCOS: one composed of nonobese, noninsulin resistant women, showing higher levels of LH and adrenocortical hormones (cortisol and DHEA-S) and another composed of obese, insulin resistant women showing lower levels of LH and adrenocortical products.
Adrenocorticotropic hormone; adrenocortical steroids and their synthetic analogs; inhibitors of the synthesis and actions of adrenocortical hormones. In: Hardman JG, Limbird LE, Gilman AG, editors.
Further prospective study of gonadal and adrenocortical hormones is needed in both males and females to determine if absolute differences in levels or correlational patterns maybe identified as being confidently associated with the subsequent risk of clinical disease onset.