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Descriptor English:   Adrenal Cortex 
Descriptor Spanish:   Corteza Suprarrenal 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Córtex Suprarrenal 
Synonyms English:   Cortex, Adrenal  
Tree Number:   A06.300.071.140
Definition English:   The outer layer of the adrenal gland. It is derived from MESODERM and comprised of three zones (outer ZONA GLOMERULOSA, middle ZONA FASCICULATA, and inner ZONA RETICULARIS) with each producing various steroids preferentially, such as ALDOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE; DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE; and ANDROSTENEDIONE. Adrenal cortex function is regulated by pituitary ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN. 
Indexing Annotation English:   PITUITARY-ADRENAL SYSTEM is available
History Note English:   78(75)63-67; was see under ADRENAL GLANDS 1968-77 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   305 
Unique Identifier:   D000302 

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