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SPECT in Adrenal Glands

  • Fani J. Vlachou
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Abstract

Adrenal glands are divided morphologically and functionally in two parts:
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    The adrenal cortex, which consists of three layers: the glomerulosa zone, responsible for the production of mineralocorticoids (aldosterone); the fasciculata zone, which generates glucocorticoids (cortisol); and the reticulata zone, which generates sex hormones (androgen)

     
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    The adrenal medulla, which generates catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine)

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fani J. Vlachou
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineHygeia HospitalAthensGreece

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