Named after the famous neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing, who first discovered it, the condition occurs when the adrenal glands
produce too much steroid hormone, called cortisol.
The adrenal glands
control many bodily functions and play a critical role in our resistance to stress.
Papeta told the media that the two pathologists had taken brain, lung, adrenal gland
and blood samples as well as cerebrospinal fluid and sent them to the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics for the necessary testing.
However, there is no clear evidence that ongoing stress causes the adrenal glands
to "burn out," at least not any more than the body's many other vital organs and systems might "burn out.
In theory, electroacupuncture might still help a minority of patients whose adrenal glands
work well, but not many others.
Supporting and nourishing the adrenal glands
, which manufacture
But some cancer specialists feel that removing the adrenal glands
(adrenalectomy) is inappropriate.
ARIMIDEX stops the production of estrogen from the adrenal glands
(near the kidneys) a main source of estrogen for post-menopausal women.
The studies went beyond animal experimentation last year when the same Mexican researchers announced they had successfully transplanted cells from patients' adrenal glands
into their brains (SN: 4/18/87, p.
A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed cancerous lesions in the liver, lung and adrenal glands
While commonly thought of as the "male hormone," testosterone is produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands
and normally is present in healthy young women, although at about 20-fold lower levels than in men.
On CT and MRI, the attenuation and signal intensity of hyperplastic adrenal glands
are usually similar to that of the normal adrenal gland
, although noncontrast attenuation could be lower in some cases.
Yogis believe that back bending invigorates the central nervous system by squeezing the adrenal glands
area who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are encouraged to take part in a study at the National Institutes of Health on the possible role of the adrenal glands
in the disorder.
All stress triggers a physiological response that causes your adrenal glands
to pump out inappropriate amounts of hormones.