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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 previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

anterior a Accommodation; ampere; anterior; area ā Before A2 Aortic second sound abd Abdominal/abdomen ABG Arterial blood gases ABO Three basic blood groups AC Alternating current; air conduction; axiocervical; adrenal cortex acc.

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

synthesized and released by the adrenal cortex.

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