adrenal glands


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adrenal glands

(or suprarenal glands) Two endocrine glands, one on each kidney. The medulla and cortex of the adrenal glands secrete different hormones.
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Adrenin is a substance secreted into the blood by the adrenal glands. These are among the ductless glands, the functions of which, both in physiology and in connection with the emotions, have only come to be known during recent years.
In its simplest description, Addison's is a decreased production of the hormones normally produced by the adrenal glands. It is not as common as Cushing's (see "Canine Cushing's Disease," November 2018), but it can be more acutely serious.
However, all other endocrine organs can experience levels of limited function so it is contradictory that the adrenal glands cannot.
In the normal dog, cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, (which are located just in front of the kidneys).
It is suggested in the lay press that the adrenal glands in these people function below the normal threshold, with the result that individuals feel tired and stressed.
The symptoms you see are the result of overproduction of Cortisol from the adrenal glands and include:
Pheochromocytomas are rare tumours of the adrenal glands which secreate hormones including stress hormones called epinephrines and norepinephrines.
The adrenal glands are paired bodies lying cranial to the kidneys within the retroperitoneal space.

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