adrenal cortex

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a: Adrenal cortex ~
b: a factory to produce steroid hormones

What: "adrenal cortex is like a factory to produce steroid hormones. More than two dozen different steroids are synthesised and secreted from this tissue. It also produces some sex steroids, particularly androgens.

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Writer: Vijaya Khandurie
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Date: Oct 17 2013 12:29 PM


What Does This Mean?

a: The adrenal cortex ~
b: lady who has kept bad company

What: "The elusive role of the adrenal cortex in hypertension has recently been depicted in the following analogy: "The adrenal cortex is like a lady who has kept bad company and late hours for so long that, human nature being what it is, she must have sinned. Testimony has been brought against her, however, only by her few suitors who had adrenal hyperplasia or adrenal tumors. Her other friends have refrained from talking. Perhaps this is because they are gentlemen; or perhaps it is only that they do not have much to talk about."

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Writer: Laplante, Charlotte T.
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Date: Oct 17 2013 12:33 PM



a: The adrenal cortex ~
b: a bunch of city streets

What: "Imagine that the adrenal cortex is like a bunch of city streets. Now imagine that there is a traffic accident on one of the street corners. Where would you expect the biggest pile-up of cars? At the place where there is the accident, right? But, several blocks away from the accident, you may have a normal number of cars. That doesn't mean the accident didn't happen...it just means that you far enough away where traffic is not affected."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 17 2013 12:35 PM


The Fruit

a: The adrenal cortex ~
b: a date

What: "not sure how useful this would be but someone told me this and now I know it well: The layers of the adrenal cortex is like a date: Outer Layer = Zona Glomerulosa where Mineralocorticoids (ie SALT) is secreted ,Middle Layer = Zona Fasciculata where Glucocorticoids (ie SUGAR & SWEETS) are secreted, and Inner Layer = Zona Reticularis where Androgens (ie SEX HORMONES) are secreted."

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Writer: argama
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Date: Oct 17 2013 12:38 PM



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