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Synonyms

Suprarenal Glands

Definition

Pyramid shaped and highly vascular secretory glands that sit superior to the kidneys and are differentiated into two main anatomical subsections, the interior adrenal medulla surrounded by the exterior adrenal cortex. As part of the endocrine system, the adrenal glands are known for their role in producing glucocorticoids, mineralcorticoids, and sex steroids.

Keywords

Public Health Social Policy Adrenal Gland Endocrine System Adrenal Cortex 
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