TAXONOMY

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CONCEPT NAME

Adrenal glands

DESCRIPTION

The adrenal glands are two endocrine glands found just above the kidneys that consist of two distinct layers. The cortex layer secretes steroid hormones, such as testosterone and cortisol, whereas the medulla layer secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline.

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BROADER TERMS

  • Endocrine System

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    11 skos:definition The adrenal glands are two endocrine glands found just above the kidneys that consist of two distinct layers. The cortex layer secretes steroid hormones, such as testosterone and cortisol, whereas the medulla layer secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline.
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    13 skos:historyNote [skos:definition - 2014.01.21] A pair of glands located at the cranial pole of each of the two KIDNEYS. Each adrenal gland is composed of two distinct endocrine tissues with separate embryonic origins, the ADRENAL CORTEX producing STEROIDS and the ADRENAL MEDULLA producing NEUROTRANSMITTERS.
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