zona glomerulosa


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zona

 [zo´nah] (L.)
1. zone.
zona fascicula´ta the thick middle layer of the adrenal gland.
zona glomerulo´sa the outermost layer of the adrenal cortex.
zona ophthal´mica herpetic infection of the cornea.
zona pellu´cida
1. the transparent, noncellular, secreted layer surrounding an ovum.
Zona pellucida. From Applegate, 2000.
2. area pellucida.
zona radia´ta a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous radial striations.
zona reticula´ris the innermost layer of the adrenal cortex.
zona stria´ta a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous striations.

zo·na glo·mer·u·lo·sa

the outer layer of the cortex of the suprarenal gland just beneath the capsule; secretes aldosterone.

zona glomerulosa

the outer part of the adrenal cortex, where mineralocorticoids are produced.
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Adrenal gland: cross section showing zona glomerulosa, zona fasciculata, and zona reticularis

zo·na glo·mer·u·lo·sa

(zō'nă glō-mer'yū-lō'să)
The outer layer of the cortex of the suprarenal gland just beneath the capsule; secretes aldosterone.

zona

pl. zonae [L.] zone.

zona alba
the white line in the horse's hoof.
zona arcuata
see zona glomerulosa (see below).
zona fasciculata
the thick middle layer of the adrenal gland.
zona glomerulosa
the outermost layer of the adrenal cortex. Called also zona multiformis.
zona multiformis
see zona glomerulosa (above).
zona pellucida
1. the transparent, noncellular, secreted layer surrounding an ovum.
2. area pellucida.
zona radiata
a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous radial striations.
zona reaction
caused by the penetration of the zona pellucida by the spermatozoa.
zona reticularis
the innermost layer of the adrenal cortex.
zona striata
a zona pellucida exhibiting conspicuous striations.