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Adrenal cortex

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Description of Adrenal cortex

Adrenal cortex: the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Adrenal cortex: The outer layer of the adrenal gland. It secretes mineralocorticoids, androgens, and glucocorticoids.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Adrenal cortex: The outer layer of the adrenal gland. It is derived from MESODERM and comprised of three zones (outer ZONA GLOMERULOSA, middle ZONA FASCICULATA, and inner ZONA RETICULARIS) with each producing various steroids preferentially, such as ALDOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE; DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and ANDROSTENEDIONE. Adrenal cortex function is regulated by pituitary ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Adrenal cortex as an Organ

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Source - WordNet 2.1

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Source: WordNet 2.1

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