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The Adrenal Cortex

The Adrenal Cortex

Author: Aaron Mullally
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Objectives

- Describe what the word cortex means

- Identify the three layers of the adrenal cortex

- Describe the three major classes of hormones secreted from the three layers of the adrenal cortex

- Describe the basic functions of the hormones secreted from the adrenal cortex

- Remember that adrenal cortex hormones are steroid hormones

- Describe the BASIC function of aldosterone

- Describe the basic functions of cortisol

- Remember that the zona reticularis secretes weak androgens

The Adrenal Cortex

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