adrenal medulla


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adrenal medulla

n.
The inner, reddish-brown portion of the adrenal glands that synthesizes, stores, and releases epinephrine and norepinephrine.
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Noun1.adrenal medulla - the medulla of the adrenal glandadrenal medulla - the medulla of the adrenal gland; secretes epinephrine
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
medulla - the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
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Vitamin C is an important cofactor for both adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla.
0 [micro]g/L) and high adrenocorticotropin levels (524-888 pg/ml), leaving the function of adrenal reticular zone and adrenal medulla normal.
The most studied chromogranin is CgA, which was first isolated from chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla as a single polypeptide chain of 439 amino acids and 10 dibasic cleavage sites.
These are benign neoplasms composed of Schwann cells and ganglion cells that arise from the sympathetic ganglia; 20-30% arise in the adrenal medulla.
The scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified a circuit, which directly links part of the brain to the adrenal medulla (this is the inner part of the adrenal gland, which triggers an adrenal surge when we feel stressed).
The scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified a circuit which directly links part of the brain to the adrenal medulla (this is the inner part of the adrenal gland, which triggers an adrenal surge when we feel stressed).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Neuroscientists identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex to the adrenal medulla, which is responsible for the body's rapid response in stressful situations.
Dopamine [beta]-hydroxylase (DBH) and phenylethanolamineUV-methyl transferase (PNMT) protein expressions were lower in the tumor than in the adrenal medulla control, but the cells were clearly stained (Fig.
Radiographic imaging results were consistent with metastatic neuroblastoma originating in the right adrenal medulla with metastasis to the bone marrow.
c) Increases catecholamine release from the adrenal medulla
Tumours and tumour-like conditions of the adrenal medulla can be categorized into two groups, embryonal neural tumours and adult neuroendocrine tumours.

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