adrenal cortex


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19) According to the researchers, "It appears to protect the cell structure of the adrenal cortex, and offset the negative effects of psychological stress and strenuous exercise related to immune dysfunction.
At the microscopic level, the lesions were composed of mature adipose tissue, hematopoietic cells and hyperplasia of zona reticularis of adrenal cortex.
In particular, Korean Ginseng acts mainly on the hypothalamus and has a sparing action on the adrenal cortex.
20) Adrenal lipomatous metaplasia is a known pathological entity characterized by small oval foci of macroscopic lipid occupying an otherwise unremarkable adrenal cortex.
The molecular basis of the reaction to chronic stress is the adrenal cortex hormones, as human hydrocortisone.
The fetal zone makes up the majority of the adrenal cortex in fetuses, but begins to disappear the first few days after birth.
Steroids are derived from cholesterol (CHOL) and are synthesized primarily in the adrenal cortex, ovaries, testes, and placenta through a series of biochemical reactions mediated by multiple cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes and hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (HSDs) (Miller 1988; Payne and Hales 2004).
hormone (ACTH) of pituitary adrenal cortex, stimulating
would receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "their discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects.
Weaning from systemic steroids to allow recovery of adrenal cortex and HPA function and careful monitoring of pulmonary function can help control this problem.
1998) and since adrenal cortex plays an important role in relieving thermal-stress through glucocorticoids (Gould and Siegel.
For example, in response to the stress of a fluid volume deficit, aldosterone is secreted from the adrenal cortex.
PTH-binding sites have been autoradiographically localized in the rat adrenal cortex (6) and the presence of PTH/PTH-related peptide receptor mRNA has been located in the adrenal gland.
The intraperitoneal application of the extract significantly reduced the number of circulating mononuclear leukocytes, compatible with a hyperactive response by the adrenal cortex.
Drawing on published animal studies, molecular pharmacologist Miech described how RU486 interfered with glucocorticoids produced by the adrenal cortex.