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Adrenal: anatomy and physiology

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Andrew Gardiner


Anatomy

  • The adrenal gland can be divided anatomically into:
    • Cortex.
    • Zona glomerulosa.
    • Zona fasciculata.
    • Zona reticularis.
    • Medulla.
  • Aldosterone is produced in the zona glomerulosa while the other two areas of the adrenal cortex produce cortisol and androgens.
  • The medulla produces mainly catecholamines.

Physiology

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Pathology - Hyperadrenocorticism

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Pathology - Hypoadrenocorticism

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