cortex of the suprarenal gland

cortex of the suprarenal gland
Cortex m glandulae suprarenalis, Nebennierenrinde f, NNR

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  • cortex glandulae suprarenalis — [TA] cortex of adrenal or suprarenal gland: the outer, firm yellowish layer that comprises the larger part of the adrenal gland, consisting of the zona glomerulosa, the zona fasciculata, and the zona reticularis; it secretes, in response to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gland, adrenal — One of a pair of small glands, each of which sits on top of one of the kidneys. The adrenal is made up of an outer wall (the cortex) and an inner portion (the medulla). The adrenal glands produce hormones that help control the heart rate, blood… …   Medical dictionary

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  • endocrine gland — noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream • Syn: ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • Derivationally related forms: ↑endocrinal (for: ↑endocrine) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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