Adrenal Embryology, Anatomy, and Physiology

Shanahan, Donal and Jay Lennard, Thomas William (2009) Adrenal Embryology, Anatomy, and Physiology. In: Endocrine Surgery. Springer Specialist Surgery Series, 3 . Springer, London, pp. 337-342. ISBN 978-1846288807

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-881-4_24

Abstract

The paired adrenal (suprarenal) glands are flattened retroperitoneal endocrine glands closely applied to the medial aspect of the superior pole of each kidney. The internal structure of these pale yellow glands are incongruous in that the adrenal gland is composed of two discrete parts, namely an outer cortex enveloping a central medulla. The adrenal cortex and medulla contain distinct endocrine tissues that secrete different hormones and are regulated by separate control systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 16:12
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5310

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