adrenocortical hormones

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a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal hor·mones

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.

adrenocortical hormones
any of the corticosteroids elaborated by the adrenal cortex, the major ones being the glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids, and including some androgens, progesterone and perhaps estrogens. See also corticosteroid.
adrenocortical hyperplasia
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.
adrenocortical neoplasms
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.
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Additional factors that increase the risk of seizure during hyperbaric oxygen therapy include an increase in carbon dioxide inhalation, (watch for hypoventilation) hyperthermia, insulin, adrenocortical hormones, and amphetamines.
A decade earlier, the adrenocortical hormones had been isolated by Kendall (see 1935, Cortisone), and it occurred to Hench that these ought to be tried.