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what does the inner portion (medulla) of the adrenal gland do?

A: The inner reddish portion (medulla) of the adrenal gland, which is not functionally related to the adrenal cortex, secretes epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine ......


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what does the outer cortex of the adrenal gland do?

A: The outer yellowish layer (cortex) of the adrenal gland secretes about 30 steroid hormones ......


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what does the adrenal gland do?

A: The outer yellowish layer (cortex) of the adrenal gland secretes about 30 steroid hormones, the most important of which are aldosterone and cortisol ....


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what does the adrenal gland do?

A: Each person has two adrenal glands, one above each kidney. Each adrenal is small weighing about 15grams. The adrenal produces four major types of hormones; 1. Glucocorticoids.- the major one is known as cortisol. Cortisol is important to maintain life and to protect against stress. One of its major functions is to raise blood glucose level by both increasing production and reducing usage. Too much cortisol can be detrimental by causing muscle wastage and depressing immunity to infection. 2. Mineralocorticoids.- the major hormone is known as aldosterone. Aldosterone ensures that adequate sodium is held in the body by ensuring that the...


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what does pituitary gland do to control adrenals gland?

A: for all those people who put silly things on here and think its funny yall obviosly need to grow up and get a life some people care about there future and want to get good grades on there assement so for all of u wo do that stop cause no ones laughing...


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what happens and what do the doctors do when they inject you with an adrenaline boost injection?

A: Epinephrine increases your heart rate, dilates your pupils and airway, constricts your blood vessels, raises your blood sugar, etc..it is released by you adrenal glands in response to a stressful, dangerous, emergency situation (or what your body determines to be stressful, dangerous, etc), to prepare your body for action ("fight or flight" response, remember that from science class?). Its given intramuscularly, in cases of anaphylactic shock from a serious allergic reaction, or for heart failure in emergency reuscitation ......I have never heard of testing for adrenal gland dysfunction by injecting epinephrine, but I'm not a doctor, so who the hell...


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what do I Need To Know about My Potassium Levels?

A: Potassium levels are important for a variety of reasons. Potassium is both an electrolyte and a mineral, and it helps to regulate the mineral-water balance in the body as well as the function of nerves and muscles. Potassium is closely related to sodium levels. When sodium levels within the body rise, potassium drops. When sodium levels drop, potassium increases. Aldosterone, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland, also affects the level of potassium in the body. Another factor that can contribute to fluctuating potassium levels is kidney disease. Certain kidney conditions can compromise the kidneys'' ability to regulate potassium. Finally, illnesses that lead to extreme vomiting or diarrhea, such as the flu or food poisoning, can cause...
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what causes under active adrenal glands or the loss of the ability to sweat? what are the consequences of this problem?

A: adrenal glands disorder advice  adrenal glands secrete three types of hormones. These hormones control a variety of impulses and functions in your body. These hormones help to keep a check on the levels of blood sugar, they maintain a balance of water and salt in your body, control your responses to stress  and control the sexual maturity of a body. When these glands do not perform their duties properly, they are known as under active adrenal glands. There are a variety of reasons for the glands to underperform; sometimes it is because of the influence of...
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what do cortisol&testosterone have in common?

A: To be at it''s best, it is critical that the body maintains a delicate balance of cortisol and testosterone. Both of these hormones are naturally occurring steroids constantly secreted by the body''s adrenal glands. Not having the correct balance can lead to devastating health problems.Anabolic Steroids Versus CorticosteroidsCortisol and testosterone are both considered steroids, but very different types. Testosterone is an anabolic steroid associated with male hormones and muscle growth. Cortisol, a corticosteroid, is known for its role in immune function. Unlike testosterone, too much cortisol weakens muscles...


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My wife has been MBC in the bone for the past 1.5 years. She is currently taking Arimidex which, going by the lastest ca15.3 result is failing her as it has risen from what was a steady 69 to a count of 650. She started taking Arimidex in January 2005 and her tumour marker remained reasonably stable until November 2005. In August 2005 she began menstruating and was admitted into hospital for a D&C and was given progesterone 5milx 3times a day. Her Cancer is Her2- estrogen+ and progesterone+. We understand that the cancer is driven by Estrogen and that the Arimidex was prescribed as an aromatase blocker starving the cancer. We have discussed further treatment for the disease with our Oncologist and we undertsand the options are to try more hormonal therapy drugs.(we believe exemestane will be prescibed). Regarding the hormonal treatment route we understand that such drugs will supposedly block the peripheral production of estrogen, we have also heard that another way to reduce the bodies production of estrogen is to remove the adrenal glands. Is it absured to suggest that to further lower estrogen other such producing factories such as the endocrine system and the pituitary glands be removed or would their removal cause too many associated functional problems and complication. We have heard from an eminent oncologist (now retired) that he has in the past removed the adrenal glands with long term success for the mortality rate. Thanks for your time and attention.

A: i personally have never seen adrenal glands removed for this purpose. adrenal glands have important functions and such a surgery may do more harm than good....
 
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