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Disorders of the adrenal cortex 

Disorders of the adrenal cortex
Disorders of the adrenal cortex

P.M. Stewart



Diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and primary aldosteronism—minor alterations as recommended by recent Endocrine Society guidelines.

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date: 23 October 2021

Three classes of steroid hormone are produced by the adrenal cortex after uptake of precursor cholesterol from the plasma: (1) mineralocorticoids—aldosterone, deoxycorticosterone; secreted in low amounts (100–150 µg aldosterone/day) from the zona glomerulosa, mainly under the control of angiotensin II; enhance uptake of sodium principally in the colon and kidney tubule by binding to receptors whose specificity for mineralocorticoids is established in these tissues by expression of 11 ...

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