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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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1] In the disease process of PPNAD, both presadrenal glands are involved and feature small brown-black nodules separated by the atrophic adrenal cortex.
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Vitamin C is an important cofactor for both adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla.
These disclose Anseanachai Cliste was also administered antiinflammatory agent Adrenal Cortex, which is not licensed for use in horses in the UK.
Myelolipomas are small, asymptomatic, infrequently encountered lesions of the adrenal cortex (1).
Because this neoplasm originates from the adrenal cortex, it may contain foci of intracytoplasmic lipid, resulting in loss of signal intensity on OOP images, similar to an adenoma.
ATR-101, an adrenal-selective small molecule inhibitor of ACAT1, reduces adrenal steroid production, and, at high doses, induces apoptosis of cells derived from the adrenal cortex.
Disorders of the adrenal cortex and medulla present a heterogeneous group of conditions.
Primary hypoaldosteronism is caused by dysfunction of the reninangiotensin pathway, loss of enzyme activity for the synthesis of aldosterone, or situations that cause adrenal cortex damage.
The cortisol synthesis block leads to ACTH stimulation of adrenal cortex with accumulation of cortisol precursors that are directed to sex hormone synthesis.
The morphological features and immunohistochemical results confirmed the diagnosis of a poorly differentiated metastatic carcinoma of the adrenal cortex.
Some studies have focused on the ultrastructure and morphology of the different cell types present in each layer of the adrenal cortex and medulla during intrauterine development and the immunolocalization of steroidogenic enzymes, especially that responsible for androgens production, as cytochrome P450c17 in species of wild mammals (Quinn et al.