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Of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal cortex.

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relating to the adrenal cortex
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(əˌdri noʊˈkɔr tɪ kəl)

of, pertaining to, or produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland.
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Adj.1.adrenocortical - of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glandsadrenocortical - of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands
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(2011) suggested that the occurrence of adrenocortical hyperplasia may be greater than that reported in cats and suggested that histopathological examination should be essential to determine the cause of the primary hyperaldosteronism in cats, even though it is rarely performed.
In vivo and in vitro effects of AVP and V1a receptor antagonist on Cushing's syndrome due to ACTH-independent macronodular adrenocortical hyperplasia. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 1998;48:403-9
(9-11) The main diagnostic entities primary to the adrenal gland include adrenal cortical adenoma (ACA), adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC), and adrenocortical hyperplasia. Histologic evaluation of ACTs has been the mainstay for surgical pathologists working in a wide range of practice settings.
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Endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma have been associated with various sources of endogenous estrogen, eg, polycystic ovarian syndrome, granulosa cell tumors, ovarian thecomas, and adrenocortical hyperplasia, as well as unopposed exogenous estrogen replacement therapy.[5] The available evidence suggests that in predisposed individuals, the unopposed action of estrogen substances results in endometrial hyperplasia, anaplasia, carcinoma in situ, and, eventually, carcinoma.