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.
The abnormal tissue in the tumour produces an excess of hormone, which prompts the adrenal glands to produce extra cortisol, resulting in a huge excess.
One of the best ways to support your adrenal glands is learning how to effectively deal with stress through relaxation techniques and exercise.
5 YOUR adrenal glands are peanut-sized masses of tissue located on top of your kidneys and are essential for your stress response and sleeping patterns.
One in three dolphins examined in the spill zone had thinly walled adrenal glands and one in five had severe lung damage.
The post mortem, which was completed late on Saturday, showed that the child died "of an infection that destroyed the adrenal glands, possibly meningococcus.
In endocrinology, "adrenal insufficiency" and "hypoadrenalism" refer to the inability of the adrenal glands to secrete sufficient amounts of hormones to meet the body's needs.
Ulloa and his team found that when they removed adrenal glands - which produce hormones in the body - the electroacpuncture stopped working.
While stress is an everyday occurrence, it can overtax the adrenal glands, the organs responsible for how the body reacts to challenging situations.
Fetal brain cells increasingly appear to have advantages over dopamine-producing cells transplanted from an adult patient's own adrenal glands, perhaps in part because the adrenals in Parkinson's patients are often deficient in dopamine to begin with.
It is also linked to gene mutations leading to cancer in rats, including breast and uterine cancer, and tumors in the adrenal glands and internal lining of the scrotum.
He told the cancer seminar that, for patients in whom tamoxifen stimulates tumor growth, physicians should discontinue the drug, remove the ovaries and either surgically remove the adrenal glands or suppress them with drugs.

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