Adrenal Gland, Functions, Diseases, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee

Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Publication Date: December 28, 2018

ISBN: 9780463684696

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

Get eBook

This book describes Adrenal Gland, Functions, Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands that are located at the top of the kidneys.
In humans, the right adrenal gland has a triangular shape while the left adrenal gland has a semilunar shape.
They are mainly accountable for releasing hormones in reaction to stress through the synthesis of corticosteroids such as cortisol and catecholamine such as epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine.
They also release androgens.
The adrenal glands can involve kidney function through the secretion of aldosterone, a hormone secreted in regulating the osmolarity of blood plasma.

  1. The cortex forms about 90% of its mass, the remaining center being the adrenal medulla.
    In the adult, it can be divided morphologically and functionally into three layers (the glomerulosa, fasciculata and reticularis).
    Each layer has a distinct histological appearance and secretes different steroid hormones (aldosterone, cortisol and androgens, respectively).
    A fourth or fetal zone is present during development.
  2. The inner 10–20% of the gland is the adrenal medulla releasing catecholamines.
    These hormones are called adrenaline and noradrenaline;

Life and Death pf Adrenal Gland

My name is Adrenaline Man the Adrenal Gland Cell.
I was named Adrenaline Man by my friends who feel that Adrenaline Man is the most suitable name of a cell from the Adrenal Gland of the human body.
It may be surprising to learn that we adrenal gland cells have a developmental relationship with many others tissues such as breast and prostate gland but this shows the built-in potential of stem cells to grow into a variety of specialized forms.
We adrenal gland cells do not just spring into existence from embryo stem cells.
The path of our development begins in a group of progenitor stem ...