The Adrenal Medulla

The Adrenal Medulla

Author: Aaron Mullally
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Adrenal Medulla Objectives

- Describe what the word medulla means

- Describe what catecholamines are; also identify the two catecholamines the adrenal medulla secretes

- Describe the basic differences between epinephrine and norepinephrine

- Describe how catecholamines create the fight-or-flight response (physiologic effects of catecholamines)

- Define stress and list example of various stressors (agents that cause stress)

The Adrenal Medulla