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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOD27H3
Professor
Michelle Aarts
Semester
Fall

Description
Adrenal glands Anatomy: Are part of the endocrine system Located on top of the kidneys, bilaterally Release hormones (=second messengers) in response to physiological stimuli They produce corticosteroids such as cortisol, aldosterone, androgens as well as medullay hormones, the catecholamines The catecholamines have important role to play in flight and flight response Adrenal glands divided in to two anatomically and functionally distinct regions Outer cortex called the adrenal cortex 1) Zona glomerulosa, has lot of ER 2) Zona fascicualta: produces cortisol and other glucocorticoids mainly cortisol 3) Zona reticualris: produces androgens susch as
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