adrenal gland

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Synonyms for adrenal gland

either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney

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The adrenal glands are guided by a hormone produced by the pituitary gland called ACTH or adrenocorticotropic hormone.
If both of the adrenal glands are producing too much aldosterone (called adrenal hyperplasia), the recommended treatment is medication rather than surgery, to avoid leaving the patient without any adrenal glands.
The Endocrine Society has stated that adrenal fatigue is not consistent with adrenal gland pathophysiology.
When the adrenal glands receive the signal from the pituitary they respond by producing cortisol.
Adrenal fatigue is said to occur when the adrenal glands become drained and unable to produce cortisol.
Your cat has two adrenal glands, which are tiny glands located near the kidneys.
Public health company The US Food and Drug Administration revealed on Monday that it has authorised the approval of Azedra injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adults and adolescents with rare tumours of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma).
Adrenal fatigue is the idea that the adrenal glands, which are located on top of each kidney and produce the hormones Cortisol and adrenaline, among others, "exhaust," thus impacting hormone production and causing fatigue.
Second, it is of great importance to breathe cleaner air and eat organic foods to avoid airborne and foodborne pollutants, as toxins usually aggress the zona fasciculata of the adrenal glands that produces cortisol or block the target cells' glucocorticoid receptors, inhibiting part of the action of cortisol.
Adrenal insufficiency occurs when there is inadequate secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands due to either failure of the adrenal glands or other causes such as critical illness or pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) deficiency.
Adrenal glands are one of the most rarely involved organs even in regions where the disease is endemic [2, 3].
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