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Adrenal Glands -


Where are the Adrenal Glands located? atop of the kidneys.
What is the outer portion of the Adrenal Glands? the adrenal cortex (composed of regular endocrine tissue).
What is the inner portion of the Adrenal Glands? the adrenal medulla (composed of neurosecretory tissue).
What is considered to be structurally and functionally different? the adrenal glands.
What are epinephrine and norepinephrine? they enhance and prolong the effects of the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system.
What has an anti-inflammatory effect? cortisol.
What does cortisol do? influences metabolism of food molecules.
What does aldosterone do? maintains the sodium homeostasis in the blood.
Created by: galenelizabeth