adrenal cortex

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adrenal cortex

n.
The outer portion of the adrenal glands that produces several steroid hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone.
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Noun1.adrenal cortex - the cortex of the adrenal glandadrenal cortex - the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
adrenal, adrenal gland, suprarenal gland - either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
cortex - the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
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3) If this lesion breaks through the cortical portion of the rib, it produces a soft tissue mass.
So this study aims at creating database for determining mechanical properties if cortical portion of femur.
In our case, we hypothesize that the inner cortical portion of the pterygoid process was less ossified than normal.