Adrenal Glucocorticoids

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Adrenal Glucocorticoids

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Lecture number:
16
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Southern California
Course:
Bisc 307l - General Physiology
Edition:
1
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BISC 307L 1st Edition Lecture 16 Current Lecture Glucocorticoids  Slide 1- Anatomy of the Adrenal Gland o o The adrenal cortex  Top of kidneys  1. Outer cortex –what were focusing on  1. Zona glomerulosa  secretes mineralocorticoids (aldosterone) o aldosterones main target is kidney tubule and facilitates Na+ reabsorption and K+ secretion and does the same thing in large intestine  2. Zona fasciculate  secretes glucocorticoids o something to do with regulating glucose o main subject of this lecture  3.Zona reticularis  secretes androgens o not very important in men o but important source of sex steroid hormones in women after menopause (only source of sex hormones)



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