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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Adrenal

Author
item Lay, Jr, Donald

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 3, 2004
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The adrenal glands are a set of paired organs located beside the kidneys. They are comprised of a cortex, the outer layer, and the medulla, the inner portion. The adrenal cortex is comprised of three layers and produces glucocorticosteroids and mineralocorticoids. The adrenal medulla is a modified ganglion and upon stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system produces epinephrine and norepinephrine.

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