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adrenocortical

 [ah-dre″no-kor´tĭ-k'l]
pertaining to or arising from the adrenal cortex; called also corticoadrenal.

a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal

(ă-drē-nō-kōr'ti-kăl),
Pertaining to the suprarenal cortex.

adrenocortical

(ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal cortex.

adrenocortical

adjective Referring to the adrenal cortex.

adrenocortical

adjective Referring to the adrenal cortex

ad·re·no·cor·ti·cal

(ă-drē'nō-kōr'ti-kăl)
Pertaining to the cortex of the suprarenal gland.
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Although not identified until the present time, it is believed that some stimulating factor, probably a pituitary peptide present in the circulation, is responsible for adrenocortical hyperplasia (JAVADI et al., 2005).
Comparable comments apply to localized unilateral nodular adrenocortical hyperplasia. (123) Other pseudotumors with an endocrine underpinning include prostatic hyperplasias, (124,125) focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver (126) (Figure 14, A through D), ovarian stromal hyperthecosis, (127) the endometrial Arias-Stella reaction, (128) osteitis fibrosa cystica (brown tumor of hyperparathyroidism) (129,130) (Figure 15, A through D), and uterine cervical microglandular hyperplasia.
Other examples include a) the linkage between exposure to high PCB and methylsulfone (MeS[O.sub.2])-PCB and MeS[O.sub.2]-DDE concentration and a disease complex characterized by adrenocortical hyperplasia in Baltic ringed seals, and b) chronic and reproductive toxicities observed for female mink fed a diet containing a mixture of environmentally relevant MeS[O.sub.2]-PCBs and MeS[O.sub.2]-DDE.
(3,5) These associated adrenal pathologic conditions include adrenocortical hyperplasia, (3) adrenocortical adenomas, (3,5) adrenocortical carcinomas, (5) and endocrinologic dysfunctions, including Addison disease, (4) Conn syndrome, (5) 21-hydroxylase deficiency, (3) 17-hydroxylase deficiency, (6) and ectopic corticotropin production.
The persistent adrenocorticolytic DDT metabolite 3-methylsulfonyl-DDE (Me[SO.sub.2]-DDE) was originally identified in Baltic grey seals, a population suffering from adrenocortical hyperplasia. In mice, Me[SO.sub.2]-DDE induces mitochondrial degeneration and cellular necrosis in the adrenal zona fasciculata.