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Adrenal Cortex

Definition of the noun adrenal cortex

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  1. the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones

Alternative definition of the noun adrenal cortex


  1. [anatomy] The outer portion of the adrenal glands that produces hormones essential to homeostasis


Adrenal Cortex: The outer layer of the adrenal gland. It secretes mineralocorticoids, androgens, and glucocorticoids.

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Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

adrenal Cortex has a similar Structure to that in normal animal. Following ACTH injection or exposure to stress (ACTH/Stress), animal with an intact 1 hypophysis will show a considerable hypertrophy of both zona fasciculata and reticularis but no reaction of Zona glomerulosa. When animal is maintained on a Sodium-deficient diet ( Sodium def), zona glomerulosa hypertrophies leading to an increase in f aldosterone ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

or adrenal gland (adrenal cortex ) (compare MEDULLA). ADJ. cortical cortic-, cortico- comb. forms indicating an association with an outer covering (cortex) (e.g., corticospinal, pert. to the brain's ...

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Ectopic Adrenal Cortex in Broad Ligament

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Small photo of The the outer is adrenal cortex and the inner is medulla. Within the adrenal cortex are three layers, Zona glomerulosa, Zona fasciculata, Zona reticularis.Small photo of Low magnification of a sagittal section of the adrenal gland showing the central medulla surrounded by the adrenal cortex. More...

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