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Related to adrenocortical hormones: Adrenal cortex hormones
hormones secreted by the human adrenal cortex, for example, cortisol, aldosterone, corticosterone.
a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal hor·mones(ă-drēnō-kōrti-kăl hōrmōnz)
Hormones secreted by the human cortex of the suprarenal gland, e.g., cortisol, aldosterone, corticosterone.
pertaining to or arising from the cortex of the adrenal gland.
may be bilateral, resulting from stimulation by a functional corticotropic adenoma of the pars distalis or the pars intermedia of the pituitary gland. See hyperadrenocorticism.
adenomas usually do not cause clinical signs and are incidental findings at autopsy. Carcinomas are highly invasive of surrounding tissues and into the caudal vena cava. Rarely, adrenal neoplasms are functional and may cause signs of hyperadrenocorticism.