Saturday, October 25, 2008

About Adrenal gland and Hormones

Layers of Adrenal cortex (From outermost to innermost) : Remember GFR - Glomerular, Fascicular, Reticular. Products of the adrenal cortex, from outer to inner layer: Remember Salt, sugar, sex; "the deeper you go, the sweeter it gets." (Salt = aldosterone, sugar = glucocorticoids, sex = sex hormones)

The adrenal Medulla secretes stress hormones Epinephrine and Norepinephrine in response to stress  in MEN ( Medulla - Epinephrine - Norepinephrine make the acronym MEN)

Adrenal Cortex secretes hormones which start with either of letters A or C - They are: Androgen, Aldosterone, Cortisol.

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